Service Industry Job-Related Injuries
Service jobs, such as food workers, law enforcement, and janitors, are becoming a bigger part of the workforce, not just in Minnesota, but throughout the country. Because these jobs are so diverse, they can put workers at risk of suffering a variety of injuries that can have lifelong consequences.
At Fields Law Firm, our Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Lawyers recognize that the workforce is changing, and we believe that all workers who get hurt on the job should get advice and information from a trusted source. If you work in the service industry and suffered a job-related injury, we’re here to help. Just dial 1-888-343-5375 or complete our free form.
Client Success Story
A server tripped over a rug near the beverage station inside the restaurant where she worked. She tore cartilage in her knee and required surgery. When the woman’s doctor released her to return to work in the restaurant, the woman experienced aggravations in her knee pain. She felt stuck in a job that she felt was damaging her knee further. She turned to Fields Law Firm for help.
We helped our client by securing the help of a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant, who helped the woman communicate with her employer about what activities she could and could not perform at work. Ultimately, all parties agreed that the restaurant environment was no longer a good place for the woman to work. Fields Law Firm helped the woman secure a settlement for wage loss benefits that she would incur while she searched for new employment.
Types of Service Industry Injuries
Workers in the service industry may be at risk of suffering injuries that include:
- Burns and Scalding Injuries
Cooks, bakers, servers, and other food service workers often work around hot stoves, boiling water, and more. If they come into contact with hot items in the kitchen or dining area, they can suffer burns and scalds that require weeks or even months to heal.
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
Nursing aides, janitors, and other support staff frequently perform the same routines and muscle movements as they go about their daily work. Over time, joints and muscles can break down and cause painful repetitive stress injuries, making it impossible to work.
- Violence-Related Injuries
Police officers and security guards may be at risk of violence, including assaults, stabbings, and even gunshot wounds. These injuries can be life threatening and require expensive and long-term medical care.
No matter what type of job you do, if you suffered an on-the-job injury, the workers’ compensation lawyers at Fields Law want to help you. There’s no appointment necessary to speak with us – just pick up the phone and call our workplace injury law firm. We’re available 24/7 to answer your questions.