Maids and Housekeeping Staff Work Injuries
Maids and housekeepers play vital roles in homes, businesses, hotels, and other establishments throughout Minnesota. Unfortunately, this occupation has the potential to cause accidental and stress-related injuries, especially after years of service.
At Fields Law Firm, our Minnesota Workers’ Comp Lawyers are dedicated to helping injured workers throughout the state get the help and advice they need after on-the-job injuries. If you or someone you love was hurt while working as a maid or housekeeper, you can count on us to answer your questions. Just call 1-888-343-5375, or complete a free form to speak with our helpful staff, 24/7.
Client Success Story
A woman who worked as a housekeeper for a family injured her back and shoulder when she fell down a flight of stairs while working at the family’s home. Following the injury, she was unable to work for a significant period of time. The family was unaware that they were required to have Workers’ Compensation Insurance for the housekeeper, based on the amount of money the family paid their housekeeper.
In cases where an employer does not have Workers’ Compensation, the State of Minnesota has set up a Special Compensation Fund. After contacting our law firm, our client began receiving wage loss and medical benefits from the Fund. When it became clear that the woman would not be able to return to work as a housekeeper or earn as much as she had been earning prior to her injuries, our Workers’ Compensation lawyers negotiated a significant settlement from the Special Compensation Fund, including future wage loss benefits. Our client was very happy to receive the help she needed, even though her employer did not have Workers’ Compensation insurance.
Occupational Injuries for Maids and Housekeepers
Maids and housekeepers are at risk for injuries, such as:
- Slip and Fall Injuries
Wet, cluttered, or unsteady surfaces in bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and other rooms can cause workers to slip and fall. These accidents can cause serious and disabling injuries, like broken legs, hips, and more.
- Back, Neck, and Joint Injuries
Housekeeping work requires long periods of working while standing up, bending over, crouching, and other stressful positions. Over time, this can cause wear and tear on joints and other body parts, and can lead to disability and arthritis.
- Hand and Wrist Injuries
Maids and housekeepers often perform the same tasks, like tucking bed sheets and replacing pillow cases, over and over throughout the work day. These repetitive motions can eventually lead to pain and injury in the wrists and hands, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries.
We’re Here to Help
After an on-the-job injury, you may feel helpless because you’re afraid of losing your job if you report your injury or unsafe work conditions. At our workers’ compensation law firm, we keep all communication confidential as part of our dedication to improving the lives of all injured workers in Minnesota. Don’t be afraid to get the help and advice you need – call today.