Dangerous Occupations And Workers’ Compensation
Some jobs are more dangerous than others according to the type of activities carried out. However, employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits regardless of the nature of the work performed.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the most dangerous occupations include construction work, fishing, agriculture and mining. If you or a loved one have a hazardous occupation and 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.
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.