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.
It is not uncommon for employers to provide safety protections against falling hazards and exposure to dangerous materials but to fail to take into account for the potential dangers of long-term exposure to vibrations. While vibrations from equipment, such as saws, sanders, chipping hammers and other power tools may seem innocuous, they can lead to a number of medical conditions.
Injuries sustained while at work can have tremendous impacts on the livelihoods of workers in Minnesota. Receiving emergency medical attention after a serious workplace accident is only the first step in a process that can also require doctor's appointments, therapy, and treatments that can keep an employee off the job for days, weeks or even months. While workers' compensation insurance may be available, getting those claims filed is sometimes difficult.