Injuries

Life after losing the family breadwinner

The death of a parent or spouse is a devastating and emotionally draining experience for the surviving family members. Life may no longer be the same, more so if the deceased were the family’s breadwinner. Your family may be staring at financial instability, but with...

3 types of deadly exposure in the workplace

Nearly every occupation carries different risks to workers. Employees can suffer on-the-job injuries resulting from falls, vehicle collisions, muscle strain, repetitive stress and toxic exposure. While different occupations might face different toxic materials, there...

Court sides with worker’s family vs. Tyson Foods

A U.S. district judge says Tyson Foods is not immune from lawsuits for following federal guidelines to keep its meatpacking plants open during the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision allows a lawsuit filed by the family of Isidro Fernandez to proceed. Fernandez, who...

What if a boss or coworker refuses to wear a mask?

Everything that Donald Trump says, Tweets or does makes national news. His return to the White House after treatment for COVID-19 was notable in many ways, not the least for his dramatic removal of a mask before entering his home and the current workplace for hundreds...

Repetitive strain injuries

Many people work in jobs that require them to manually perform the same task or motion over and over again. These types of situations may expose a person to an increased risk of developing an injury based on the repetitive nature of their jobs due in part to excessive...

Will Social Security pay for travel to a hearing?

Like some people who suffer an injury at the workplace, you may try to gain disability benefits from Social Security only to receive word that the Social Security Administration has denied your request. However, you can appeal this denial through reconsideration, or...

Who qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits?

There are a wide variety of Social Security programs. They each have their own qualifications and requirements. While you may qualify for benefits through one program, you may not qualify for another program. It is important if you want to get benefits from a Social...

How Social Security Disability covers burn injuries

If you are someone who works in the construction industry or any place involving chemical or electrical work, you likely understand the dangers of burns. Suffering a nasty burn can sideline you from the workplace for a while. Some workplace burns, if severe enough,...

Looking at Minnesota workplace injury statistics

There were close to 100 workplace fatalities in Minnesota in 2016, the most recent year with complete statistics. In reviewing the data, fatalities and serious injuries occur across industries and incident types. While the modern workplace is much safer than a century...