There are many things that can contribute to an injury at work, including the equipment that many jobs require. This article will lay out some of the most common equipment related injuries that Minnesota workers can sustain, and what to do if you find yourself in an equipment-related work accident.
Types of Equipment Work Injuries in Minnesota
Many occupations require the regular use of equipment during the work day. Equipment, vehicles, and tools are essential to many jobs, but they can also cause or contribute to injuries on the job. Here are a few common types of equipment-related injuries that a worker can sustain in Minnesota:
- Malfunctioning farm equipment.
- Falling or malfunctioning construction equipment, such as tools or vehicles.
- Office equipment, such as computers, copy machines, and the like.
What to Do after an Equipment Injury
Regardless of the details surrounding your injury, if you are hurt at work the first thing you should always do is get medical attention for your injuries. Once your immediate injuries have been addressed, you need to report your injury to your employer so they can begin the claims process. At this time it’s a good idea to contact a worker’s compensation attorney about your case as well. A skilled injury attorney can advise you on the best steps to take and hold your employer and insurance company to task, ensuring that you get the medical attention and compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in an equipment-related accident while on the job, make 844-Hey-Workers your first call. Hey Workers is a completely free helpline for injured Minnesota workers. When you call, we will listen to the details of your injury and any concerns you have. Then we will connect you with doctors and attorneys in your area who can help guide you through the medical and legal issues surrounding your injury. Whether you’ve been injured in the Twin Cities, the Minneapolis / St. Paul Metro, or greater Minnesota, Hey Workers is here to help you through the challenges of your work injury. It costs you nothing to call for your confidential consultation so pick up the phone and call 844-Hey-Workers after your work injury.