Typical injuries painters sustain on the job

Depending on the workplace, painters can be at high risk of sustaining serious injuries while doing their jobs. Depending on where a painter works and the conditions of their job, they could possibly sustain any one of the following injuries or illnesses:

  • Lung problems that stem from working in closed areas and inhaling the vapors and mists of the paint
  • Serious head injuries and broken bones, usually due to falling off a ladder or having objects fall on them
  • Back injuries, typically the result of lifting a heavy object
  • Burns, which can be caused by caustic substances like certain paints

The legal team at Robert Wilson & Associates helps painters and other workers in Minnesota who are in need of workers’ compensation benefits after being injured while on the job. Talk with us at (612) 334-3444 if you have sustained an injury on the job and need help filing for these benefits.



Minneapolis officer bitten by man

A Minneapolis police officer was severely injured after a mentally ill man bit off his finger.

According to police reports, the officer responded to a mental health emergency on the night of April 9 and subsequently had a 54-year old mentally ill suspect bite off a finger on his left hand. The mentally ill suspect was subdued by several other officers who responded to the scene. Minneapolis president of the police union, Sgt. John Delmonico, said the officer’s end finger was completely bitten off, but withheld his identity.

Unfortunately, police officers are often seriously injured or, as in this case, disfigured while doing their job. Depending on the situation, however, they may be owed workers’ compensation benefits, helping them financially make it through such a loss. Call (612) 334-3444 to speak with a lawyer from Robert Wilson & Associates to discuss your legal options if you believe you are owed workers’ comp benefits.



Fund raising event set for injured farmer

A fund raising event has been organized for a farmer that was injured in a farm accident last year.

Zion Lutheran Church in Princeton has organized an event to benefit cattle farmer Norman Sawyer, who broke his next in a farm accident April 19, 2012. Following the injury, Sawyer was confined at a neuro-trauma hospital in Rockford, Illinois, and has undergone six months of rehabilitation at the Minneapolis VA Spinal Cord Injury Center. A dinner followed by a live auction and entertainment will be held this coming April 13 at the Princeton Fire Station.

Event proceeds will be used for renovating Sawyer’s home to make it handicapped-accessible.

Although there are many ways in which those injured while on the job can obtain financial assistance, one of the most beneficial is workers’ compensation. While not all employees injured on the job are qualified to receive the benefits of workers’ comp insurance, many are. As such, if you’ve been harmed in an accident while completing work-related activities, don’t hesitate to get the help you need by calling the legal team of Robert Wilson & Associates at 612-334-3444.