February 2017 Archives

Election results could impact workers' compensation programs

Workers' compensation policies in Minnesota and around the country may be reevaluated in light of Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election according to industry experts. The Department of Labor has advocated for federally mandated minimum workers' compensation standards, but promises to cut red tape and reign in regulatory overreach featured prominently in Trump's campaign. The president has also promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and this could also greatly impact the nation's workers' compensation programs.

Common injuries in the painting industry

Painting may seem like light work to others, but as a painter, you likely know there are many hazardous conditions you face consistently. If you get injured while painting for your employer, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. Construction industry workers face a variety of hazards and potential injuries that may warrant a claim. Learn about your rights as a worker, common injuries for painters and what steps to take if you are injured on the job.

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