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What You Need to Know About Occupational Diseases

What You Need to Know About Occupational Diseases

A good employer wants to make sure their employees are taken care of should an unfortunate incident occur. Likewise, employees want to know that they will be adequately covered and protected if they sustain an injury in the workplace.  With the wide range of industry-specific illnesses and diseases, it might seem unclear what is considered… Read more »

5 Top Reasons Workman’s Comp Claims Are Denied

5 Top Reasons Workman’s Comp Claims Are Denied

The Workers’ Compensation system is complex, and your claim could be turned down for any number of reasons — but what you may not know is that if your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal this decision. In recent years, the workers’ compensation industry has been a hotbed of controversy, with many… Read more »

Labor Law Trends to Look Out for in 2021

Labor Law Trends to Look Out for in 2021

In 2021, we face a changing labor force. The global pandemic has genuinely shaken the world up, so employment has changed to include new practices and management styles.  State and local jurisdictions have passed new laws to counteract the pandemic’s effect on the workforce. However, this has left the landscape of employment unfamiliar to many…. Read more »

Common Neck Injuries and How They Happen at Work

Common Neck Injuries and How They Happen at Work

No one plans on getting injured at work. On the contrary, workplaces prefer to keep their employees safe on the job to avoid lost time. But injuries do happen, and some of them can be painful and have long-lasting effects on your health. Workplace injuries aren’t just bad for business. Severe injuries may affect you… Read more »

Issues Labor Unions Face in 2021

Issues Labor Unions Face in 2021

With renewed attention placed on growing job losses and an expanding wealth gap between the upper, middle and lower classes, the power labor unions hold is back in the spotlight. As public support for unions increases, 2021 could be a turning point for workers. Though it’s still too soon to tell what the future holds,… Read more »

Best Practices for a Workman’s Comp Appeal Procedure

Best Practices for a Workman’s Comp Appeal Procedure

It can be upsetting to learn that your worker’s compensation claim has been denied by your company insurance. In Minnesota the worker’s compensation laws give you up to 3 years to appeal the denial — but you aren’t guaranteed to get the decision overturned. Navigating these waters alone is harder than it may seem. Consider… Read more »

How Do Knee Injuries Happen at Work?

How Do Knee Injuries Happen at Work?

We use our knees all day when we walk, kneel, crawl, and lift. In some jobs, like flooring and construction, this involves putting a lot of weight on your knees for many hours in the day.  Your knee consists of joints, ligaments, cartilage, and bursa. These components can become injured if your job requires constant… Read more »