Hurt At Home: Work Injuries Sustained Working In Someone’s Home

The often informal nature of household employment makes it sound a little strange to apply workers’ compensation laws to the situation; if you’ve been working for a family for cash each week and you are injured while working, your first reaction might not be to turn to the legal system and start filling out forms. But, in some circumstances, you might be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits if you are a Minnesota household/domestic worker and you suffer an on-the-job injury. Under state law, a person employed as a domestic worker, repairer, groundskeeper, or maintenance worker at a private household …

Workers’ Compensation For Back Injuries In Minnesota

Workers’ Compensation For Back Injuries In Minnesota Back injuries are painful, frustrating and can have a wide-ranging impact on your lifestyle.  If you suffer a bank injury in the course of employment, Minnesota law provides workers’ compensation benefits.  Here are some of the issues regarding recovery of benefits to keep in mind. Course of Employment To recover workers’ compensation, your back injury must have occurred in the course of employment and not due to some other cause.  For example, in one case, the court found that a taxi driver’s lower back disc rupture did not arise out of the driver’s …

Back Injuries And Workers’ Compenstation

Not all work injuries are the same. It follows, therefore, that not all workers’ compensation cases are the same.  They are all unique and present their own unique challenges and pitfalls for the untrained and unwary. Still, many cases share several of the same attributes and injured workers consistently encounter the same problems.  These are the top three mistakes I see injured workers make time and again that have disastrous consequences for their claim. 1. Waiting Too Long To Seek Treatment If you are hurt on the job, you must seek medical attention immediately. This probably goes without saying for …