If you’re in pain now, wait until the paperwork starts.

If you’re in pain now, wait until the paperwork starts.

According to the National Safety Council, every 7 seconds, someone gets hurt while on the job. Not every injury will result in serious health problems or missed work, but any injury can cause health issues over time. If you’re one of the unlucky workers who have...

Can I still get workers comp if I quit my job after getting hurt?

Can I still get workers comp if I quit my job after getting hurt?

Let’s take a look at a hypothetical situation. Let’s say you’re having a bad week. You’re carrying your piping hot coffee through the warehouse when you trip over some cables that were being improperly stored. You fall, hot coffee burns your hands, ruins your shirt...

I had a fall at work. Should I file for workers comp?

I had a fall at work. Should I file for workers comp?

When it comes to falls, the Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) has requirements that have to be met in order for the accident to qualify for coverage. Just being on the clock or at your employer’s location is not enough. Trip and Fall Injury Trip and fall injuries...

LESSON LEARNED: If you are injured at work; don’t wait to file.

LESSON LEARNED: If you are injured at work; don’t wait to file.

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman, Alapati “Al” Noga, 53, is not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits according to the state’s top court, following repeated head trauma that he claims caused a dementia diagnosis. The Minnesota Supreme Court filed an...

Hurt at work? The importance of reporting every bruise.

Hurt at work? The importance of reporting every bruise.

When someone is injured on the job, all too often, the focus is on the most severe parts of the body hurt, while the minor aches and pains from other parts of the body are ignored. However, in a workers’ comp claim, it’s extremely important to report every ache,...

I was hurt at work and tested positive for pot, What now?

I was hurt at work and tested positive for pot, What now?

Medical marijuana is a hot topic throughout the nation right now. While there has been great strides in the legalization of marijuana for the treatment of medical diagnosis, there has also been much debate about its use during activities such as driving, working and...

Women At  Work: 3 Key Things To Know About Workers Comp

Women At Work: 3 Key Things To Know About Workers Comp

In the past 10 years, the number of women entering the workforce in traditionally male-dominated jobs has increased by nearly 30%. More and more women are working as trade laborers, warehouse workers, equipment operators and such. It’s important that all employees,...

My workers comp claim was denied. What do I do now?

My workers comp claim was denied. What do I do now?

After a workplace injury, you’re counting on your workers’ comp benefits to help pay your medical bills and help you get by financially until you’re able to return to work. Unfortunately, your employer (or the workers’ compensation insurance carrier) had different...

Alternative methods of pain relief: What injured workers should know

Alternative methods of pain relief: What injured workers should know

By now, we’re all aware of the ever worsening opioid crisis in America, and the use of medical marijuana and CBD oil as an alternative treatment for pain. But, do you know how these alternative methods will affect your workers' comp?   The common choice for acute pain...

Can I get workers’ comp for a dog bite?

Can I get workers’ comp for a dog bite?

If you get attacked by a dog during the course of employment, you may have two causes of action; workers comp and a dog bite lawsuit. When people think about workers’ comp claims, the most common injuries that come to mind are injuries like broken bones, machinery...