Minnesota work-related injuries increase in 2012

According to a survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, work-related injuries in Minnesota increased from 2011 to 2012.

The survey’s sample was collected from random Minnesota employers by the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). 3.9 percent of nonfatal work-related injuries were recorded last year, which is a .1 increase compared to 3.8 percent in 2011.

DLI commissioner, Ken Peterson, said more work is still needed to further decrease environmental risks in the workplace.

Sustaining injuries in the workplace can seriously affect an employees ability to continue working. If a workplace injury in Minnesota has caused you financial and physical stress, talk with a lawyer from Robert Wilson & Associates. You can reach us by calling (612) 334-3444.