Workers often struggle to provide for the daily needs of their family, especially when they suffer injuries while doing their job. Workers who are unable to continue work for several weeks often rely on workers’ compensation benefits to supplement their daily income while they recuperate. Workers may need to prove that their employer was liable for their injuries in order to receive the benefits they need.
Employers are considered negligent if they fail to provide sufficient training to their employees. For example, factory workers are at risk of limb dismemberment if their employer fails to train them on how to properly operate machinery. Employers are required to follow safety codes imposed by federal and state authorities, and they can be held liable for violating those codes, especially if violations result in serious injuries. Lastly, workers should note that their employers should provide proper safety gear that is fully functional and can protect them from harm in the workplace. Failure to do so could translate to serious injuries.
Employers, unfortunately, use deceptive tactics to cover up their violations. If your employer caused you injuries, enlisting an experienced attorney can help you obtain the benefits you and your family need while recovering. Speak with an attorney at Robert Wilson & Associates in Minnesota today by calling (612) 334-3444 to learn more about your options.
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.