State Workers Comp Laws Provide For Spouse Benefits Upon Injury Resulting In Death

Prior to the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over four decades ago, the annual death toll for U.S. workers exceeded 14,000. In 2014, 4,821 workplace fatalities were documented by OSHA. Since the turn-of-the-century, the annual rate has been as high as 5,840 (2006). In 2014, the most recent year for… [read more]

The Impact of Forms on Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in MN

If you have been diagnosed with a serious chronic illness or sustained a significant injury, then you might be considering filing for social security disability benefits in MN. However, you have also probably heard or read horror stories of those who have been fighting for years to get benefits, only to be rejected time… [read more]

Minnesota Work Injuries Included In BLS Report

On October 27, 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report entitled Employer-reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses – 2015. The report details injuries and illnesses in both the private and public sectors, and it offers a quick glimpse at injury rates in different professions. In 2015, more than 3.6 million non-fatal work-related… [read more]

Common Minnesota Work Injuries in Construction

OSHA has stated in the past that construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. Construction workers often find themselves working in environments with the potential for falls, electrocution, burns, and crush injury. They work among dangerous heavy equipment and sometimes in unstable environments such as trenches subject to collapse or… [read more]