What is Boilermakers Local 647?
Boilermakers Local 647 is located in Ramsey, Minnesota. It has been proudly serving Minnesota, North and South Dakota since it was first established in the year 1936. The Boilermaker Local 647 is a construction lodge under the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. As a union, we at Boilermakers Local 647 strongly believe in the training and education of all our members. The technologies are advancing with every passing day, and we believe that our union should always be adept with the new developments.
Benefits of Boilermakers Local 647
There are innumerable benefits of being a member of the union. Union workers are more likely to get an employer-paid pension than nonunion workers. Above 80 percent of union workers get an employer-sponsored health insurance coverage plan. Unions have proven to be excellent in terms of productivity, business and boost in the economy. They have lifted families out of poverty in the past and have been credited for creating the U.S. middle class. Being a part of a Unions ensure the workers a more secure retirement and quality health care for both them and their families.
Common Workplace Injuries
- Accidents and mishappenings occur on a daily basis at the workplace. Injuries are common for local 647 boilermakers, blacksmiths, forgers, helpers and iron shipbuilders. There are strict safety regulations and collective bargaining agreements within the union. However, these can not always prevent accidents.
- Overexposure to toxic chemicals like manganese can lead to chest pain, and lung problems and require treatment.
- A boilermaker might slip and fall on equipment or concrete floor. Fabricated equipment may cause lacerations and deep cuts that need stitches.
- Boilermakers might even fall from a scaffolding and break bones, suffer spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
- Boilermakers 647 also face the risk of suffering from crushed limbs or fingers while performing their duties.
Compensation offered to union workers is a no-fault system, so regardless of the situations leading up to the accident, employers have to cover all the medical expenses caused by such injuries.
What Can You Do If You Have Been Injured At Workplace
If you a boilermaker who was hurt while working, you should do the following things:
- You should inform your supervisor immediately. Even if your injury is minor and not severe, your supervisor needs to know about it.
- Once you reach your supervisor and make him aware of the situation, you should immediately file an accident report at work. If you suffered severe injuries, get yourself some medical attention immediately. The hospital will complete a report. Get hold of the report number for future reference and to get a copy of the report. The report will be required when you file your workers’ compensation claim.
- If you suffered injuries while performing a job at work, you would require immediate medical attention. Call 911 at the earliest and get medical care for any damages. Keep all documentation, such as medical records and copies of bills carefully.
- You should talk to your International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union Locals, blacksmiths, forgers, helpers and Iron Ship Builders representative.
- Your union representative will give you all the information about filing a workers’ compensation claim. You will get all contract-specific details involving workers’ compensation benefits and the entire claims process from them.
- You need to get in touch with some workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible, regardless of the severity of your injury. Insurers will often do whatever is in their control to give you the lowest possible benefits or payouts. Workers’ compensation on lawyers do not generally charge for a consultation, and they can turn out to be a valuable resource in the claims filing process.
How Lawyers Can Help You To Claim Workers’ Compensation
All injuries, minor and major that are sustained while at work are completely covered under the workers’ compensation. It is your primary responsibility to protect your legal rights by following the steps previously listed. Do not try to deal with the insurance company on your own, all by yourself because they might pressurize you into signing documents that might result in loss of your rights. Your personal International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union Locals, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers representative will help you get your filed claim started. An attorney familiar with the workers’ compensation will help you with further proceedings.