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Our law firm's founder began as an insurance defense attorney, representing insurance companies in disputed workers' compensation claim matters. After ten years, he switched to helping injured workers.

Back injuries are a big deal

A job-related back injury can happen for a number of reasons. Regardless of how your injury occurred, a back injury can compromise your ability to do your job well, move without pain and continue in the same line of employment. Do not dismiss your back injury as something that will resolve itself over time, but secure the help you need to ensure you get necessary medical care and time to recover.

Did you know many truck drivers' injuries do not involve crashes?

Back in 1995, the number of truck drivers on U.S. roads were almost three million, and that number grows every year. People may be surprised to learn of how many different injuries the operators of big rigs are exposed, outside of those typically caused by crashes. Although workplace injuries entitle most employees to workers' compensation benefits, it can be challenging to prove that many of the injuries suffered by truck drivers are work related.

Video: Client Testimonial - Jimmy | Law Office of David M. Bialke

Every workplace has its own hazards. One of our law firm's past clients worked as a UPS delivery agent. He potentially faced a new workplace hazard with every new delivery, depending on fluctuations in the weather, changes in traffic conditions, or other variables.

Animals and insects can cause injuries in the workplace

Many people in Minnesota might be unaware that workplace injuries can be caused by insects and animals. This risk is more common during the warmer parts of the year and in outdoor workplaces, but pests can cause harm in virtually all environments. In addition to bites and scratches, wild creatures can also spread dangerous diseases, making it especially vital for employers and employees alike to know how to prevent and treat wildlife injuries.

Workers' compensation and what it covers

Along with complying with OSHA regulations, the majority of businesses in Minnesota and throughout the country are obligated to provide workers' compensation coverage to their employees. A few types of on-the-job injuries and illnesses may include a hearing loss because of constant loud machinery, black lung disease from coal mining or spinal damage resulting from collapsed scaffolding.

Mall of America worker injured on zip line

On Aug. 16, a worker was injured while working on a zip line at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The workplace injury occurred while the employee was working at the Nickelodeon Universe indoor amusement park. At about 11:15 a.m., a piece of equipment on the east platform of the Barnacle Blast ride caused injuries to the employee.

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