With the pandemic racing across the US at such a high pace, everyone with a job is wondering the same thing: what happens if I contract COVID-19 on the job? From the loss of wages to the healthcare expenses, it is a valid concern for everyone who not only works with the general public but… Read more »
UCWCP Rules and Regulations Explained
Understanding Your Union’s Workman’s Comp for Construction Work Many Minnesota construction unions participate in the Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program (UCWCP). This system provides special coverage and protections for workers in the construction industry. However, it can be challenging to navigate UCWCP’s policies and procedures, especially if you’re experiencing a chronic illness or stress injury… Read more »
Is Coronavirus Fatigue Leading to More Workplace Injuries?
COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape of our society. Besides stay-at-home orders, learning from home, and limited gatherings, additional stress affects employees who work from home or work in places deemed essential. Staffing decreases in both work-from-home and essential services lead to added stress and frustration. Balancing taking care of children at home and making… Read more »
Top 5 Things to Know about Workman’s Comp in Minnesota
What to Do if You’ve Been Injured on the Job Whether you were injured while operating heavy equipment, took a fall, or have developed a bad case of tennis elbow from years of construction work, Minnesota law provides for workman’s compensation to help you cover the costs. It’s important to seek the benefits you’re entitled… Read more »
I’m a Construction Worker in Minnesota. Do I Have to Report a Workplace Injury to My Union?
Construction workers serve critical roles in our society, building essential infrastructure that delivers services to our communities, shelters our families, and develops our towns and cities. However, men and women in construction face innumerable risks and safety hazards that differ at every site they work and, at times, they are injured on the job. In… Read more »
Construction Injuries and CRPS – What You Should Know
Injuries On-Site When you work in construction or a similar trade, work related injuries happen, no matter how careful you are or how strict standards are on site. When you are injured on the job, the first thing your boss may want to know is when you can get back to work, but getting back… Read more »
What Type of Injuries Commonly Occur at Construction Worksites?
When it comes to on-site safety, most injured Minnesotan construction workers have to rely on the state’s reporting system for a fair shake. However, if you’re wise enough to be a member of the Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program (UCWCP), you have options. Utilizing a work injury lawyer can often be the best way to… Read more »
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