Dangerous Occupations And Workers’ Compensation
Some jobs are more dangerous than others, but employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits regardless of the hazardous nature of the work.
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says construction, fishing, agriculture and mining are among the most dangerous occupations. Nurses also have a surprisingly high rate of job injuries. If you or a loved one were injured due to daily work activities, call Thill & Freeman, PLLC, for experienced advocacy and a free initial consultation. We are committed to protecting your rights.
We represent injury workers across all industries and occupations across Minnesota. In particular, many of our clients are employees are in these high-risk categories:
- Construction work — Ladders and scaffolding, power tools, heavy equipment
- Nursing care — Back injuries from lifting and transporting patients
- Airline jobs — Injuries to limbs and joints from bagging handling and servicing planes
Asserting Your Rights In Challenging Situations
Employers must provide the required training and equipment to ensure the protection of workers at all times. They must also carry workers’ compensation benefits insurance for when employees are injured on the job. At Thill & Freeman, PLLC, in St. Louis Park, we help injured workers fight for their compensation rights.
Attorney Mark Freeman has over 30 years of experience representing the best interests of injured workers throughout Minnesota. We understand that injuries resulting from dangerous occupations might be catastrophic and lead to permanent disabilities. The compensation amount initially offered by insurance companies is often insufficient to cover your recovery needs. Therefore, we will fight to maximize benefits to protect your welfare.
Some of the most common accidents tied to dangerous occupations include the following:
- Transportation-related accidents
- Fall from heights
- Fires and explosions
- Exposure to hazardous substances or environments
As a former insurance company attorney, Mark Freeman is aware of the tactics insurance representatives use to deny insurance or low-ball settlement amounts. We draw from this experience to make a solid argument on your behalf in pursuit of the full amount of compensation you are due.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Some jobs are dangerous because they involve heights or machinery. Some jobs have a high rate of injury because of repeated motions like bending and lifting that cause wear and tear on limbs, joints and spines. Workers’ compensation does cover injuries that develop over time from repetitive stress. We can help to prove that the rigors of your job caused the injury. Nurses, airline baggage handlers, factory assembly line workers and meatpacking employees are examples of occupations prone to cumulative trauma injuries.