Many Minnesota workers are injured every year while working. Accidents at work can occur in a variety of circumstances, but there are five main categories of injury types that together account for 73.1 percent of all work-related injuries. Both employers and employees can take simple steps to reduce the likelihood of receiving such injuries.
When most people think of workers' compensation, they think about having an accident at work that requires them to go to the doctor. The Minnesota program covers much more, however. People who contract certain types of work-related illnesses and diseases due to exposure to certain substances may also be eligible to file a workers' compensation claim.