Minnesota work injuries come in all shapes and sizes
Minnesota work injuries can occur at any time to anyone. The Minnesota Dept of Labor and Industry reported that in 2016 54% of reported Minnesota work injuries were sprains, strains, or tears while 11% were contusions. Fifteen percent of reported injuries were due to overexertion while lifting or lowering a person or object while 16% came from a fall on the same level.
The most reported injuries were to the arms and hands with 23% and 19% to the back.
While work injuries can come in all shapes and sizes, it is important to note that if the work injury is substantial contributing cause to your disability then the workers’ compensation insurer is responsible for payment of benefits which may include wage loss, permanent partial disability, vocational assistance, and medical expenses. Even if the injured worker has a preexisting condition, if that condition has been aggravated, accelerated or worsened then, again, the workers’ compensation is responsible.
Report Your Injury and Get Treatment
Following a Minnesota work injury, it is important to seek medical care and treatment after reporting your injury to your employer. Not only do you want to get treatment, but you also want to make sure your injury and complaints are appropriately documented. Failure to appropriately report and document your symptoms and problems could result in the workers’ compensation insurer denying your claim.
Know you rights under the Minnesota workers’ compensation law. Please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. We will be willing to discuss with you your options in a free no-hassle consultation. In other words, you have nothing to lose by contacting us and becoming informed.