Minnesota police officer hurt in chase

A Minnesota police officer was recently injured while chasing an apparently stolen vehicle, Eyewitness News reported on July 19.

According to reports, a university police officer was chasing a vehicle on his motorcycle on Washington Avenue. The woman who was driving the vehicle reportedly did not stop. Then, upon reaching 13th Avenue, the woman made a sharp turn that caused several objects to fall from the trailer of the vehicle. The officer sustained a broken arm after sliding on his motorcycle in order to avoid crashing into the fleeing vehicle. Appropriate charges await the woman who was booked after the chase.

Unfortunately, many police officers and other workers suffer injuries while performing job-related duties, resulting in lost income due to medical bills and time away from work. If you or someone you love has been injured in a work-related accident, the Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates may be able to help you secure much-needed workers’ compensation benefits. Find out how we may be able to help you today by calling (612) 334-3444.



Minneapolis school board to get workers’ compensation coverage

The Minneapolis school board has approved covering itself with workers’ compensation, an article by the Star Tribune reported on May 16.

Fortunately, there will be no additional costs when adding coverage to the nine board members.

According to Policy Committee chair Josh Reimnitz, no board member has ever been hurt on the job, but coverage will definitely give members peace of mind. Board members do not do hard labor or get involved in student behavior issues, so it is unlikely that anyone will get hurt.

Chief district lawyer Steve Liss mentioned that workers’ comp coverage typically covers medical costs, continuing income-replacement payments, and compensation for the impairment to whatever body part was involved.

Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can sometimes difficult, especially if you cannot clearly prove your claim. If you are having trouble making a workers’ comp claim in Minneapolis, our attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates may be able to help. Call our offices at (612) 334-3444.



Minneapolis school board to get workers’ compensation coverage

The Minneapolis school board has approved covering itself with workers’ compensation, an article by the Star Tribune reported on May 16.

Fortunately, there will be no additional costs when adding coverage to the nine board members.

According to Policy Committee chair Josh Reimnitz, no board member has ever been hurt on the job, but coverage will definitely give members peace of mind. Board members do not do hard labor or get involved in student behavior issues, so it is unlikely that anyone will get hurt.

Chief district lawyer Steve Liss mentioned that workers’ comp coverage typically covers medical costs, continuing income-replacement payments, and compensation for the impairment to whatever body part was involved.

Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can sometimes difficult, especially if you cannot clearly prove your claim. If you are having trouble making a workers’ comp claim in Minneapolis, our attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates may be able to help. Call our offices at (612) 334-3444.



Work-related injuries in reclycing industry declined under new single-sort system

Fewer recycling workers in Minneapolis sustained injuries this season while doing their job under the single-sort system, according to a news report on February 8.

Under the new system, the number of injuries that recycling workers sustained decreased compared to last winter due to the fact that workers now utilize a single cart to carry waste to the truck and a motorized arm to pour the recycled products into the truck. A lot of workers were reportedly injured in past years while using the old system because they carried bags themselves to the truck, had to place the recycled items in certain places, and secure them to the truck.

City director of solid waste Dave Herberholz said the new system is a breakthrough. According to data, it has saved the city $250,000 in workers’ compensation.

Sustaining injuries in the workplace can affect your income, not to mention cause other financial burdens. Fortunately for those in this situation in Minnesota, the lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates may be able to help you get workers’ compensation benefits, which can go a long way towards covering these losses and expenses.  Call 612-334-3444 to discuss your situation today.



Ambulance paramedics injured in head-on collision

Two on-duty ambulance paramedics were severely injured after their ambulance was involved in a two-vehicle accident in Buffalo, Minnesota.

The incident occurred Saturday, January 18 around 1 a.m. on County Road 35, when a westbound ambulance collided with an oncoming SUV.

Ambulance driver, Tim Daly and paramedic, Brian Nagel were both hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Being involved in accidents while working can be devastating. If you have sustained an injury while working, you could be eligible to receive workers’ compensation. The legal team at Robert Wilson & Associates understands that injured Minnesota workers do not always receive the compensation necessary to cover expenses related to their injuries. Find out how our attorneys can help you by calling (612) 334-3444.



Three workers injured on the job

Three Nor-Son employees were injured Friday, Sept. 20th while working on Timberwood Church in Nisswa, Minnesota. The construction workers suffered non-life threatening injuries when multiple trusses collapsed at the site.

Two workers were treated at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, while the other was treated at North Memorial Medical Center. All three had yet to be released as of Friday night.

The company as well as the Nisswa Police Department refused to release the names of the injured workers out of respect for their privacy.

Being injured in the workplace is difficult on the victim emotionally, physically, and economically. When something like this happens to us or someone we love, we aren’t always sure of what steps to take to receive appropriate compensation. The attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates are here to help victims in Minnesota through this difficult time. If you have been injured on the job and would like to file a workers compensation claim, give us a call at (612) 334-3444.



Preventing office related injuries

People working in an office do not often expect to be injured; however, every year many people suffer injuries and harm in workplace accidents. As a result, all employees should practice proper safety and try utilizing certain tips to try avoiding workplace injuries.

Ergonomics experts have said that certain chronic problems, like back pain and other strain-related disorders, can often be prevented by promoting proper posture while working at a desk. Workers are also encouraged to make sure their sitting position is comfortable enough when working long hours, especially in front of a computer.

Additionally, some tips that can help workers avoid being injured while on the job include reporting any dangerous situations that are found and avoiding substances, especially chemicals, that they are unfamiliar with.

Unfortunately, even if certain precautions are taken, many employees injure or harms themselves at work, resulting in financial difficulties. If you have been injured at your place of work in Minnesota, our lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates may be able to help you obtain workers’ compensation. Call (612) 334-3444 to find out if you are eligible for this financial assistance.



Workers injured in paper mill explosion, one fatality

Four employees were injured and one was killed yesterday afternoon in Sartell when an explosion and fire broke out in the Verso Paper Corp. paper mill. Firefighters are still trying to put out the flames on several hundred-pound paper rolls.

About 50 employees were at the mill when the explosion occurred. The deceased was identified as a 50-year-old man from Albany. The injured workers were transported to St. Cloud Hospital and later released.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. Officials believe the source of the explosion was an air compressor. The paper mill is the largest employer and tax payer in Sartell, according to Knox News.