It wasn't your fault you got hurt at work, and it has caused some serious problems. Not only is it affecting your relationships with your family, but your financial resources are quickly dwindling. You can't live on 60 percent of your former earnings--so what are you supposed to do? Is there any option that can bring more money in?
When employers in Minnesota allow excavation workers to enter an unprotected trench, they are placing those individuals at a serious risk of injury and death. Unprotected trench walls can suddenly collapse on workers without giving any kind of warning. At around 3,000 pounds, a single cubic yard of dirt has more than enough weight to suffocate or crush a trench worker.