STAIR INJURY AT WORK
If you were injured at work going up or down stairs, you deserve Minnesota work comp benefits. The issue is whether this is compensable under the workers’ compensation law.
Generally, an employee who was injured at work going up or down stairs are work injures that are regarded as compensable injuries.
In one case, a delivery driver’s knee went out while descending three flights of stairs. The doctor’s report indicated the delivery driver was injured at work going up or down stairs because that activity put more stress on the knee than would have occurred on a flat surface.
Consequently, this work injury was held to be compensable under Minnesota workers’ compensation law.
In another workers’ compensation case, a woman with preexisting knee problems ran up a set of stairs and her knee buckled. Despite the preexisting injuries in her knee, the court held that the work activities accelerated or aggravated the preexisting injury and, therefore, it was held to be compensable under the workers’ compensation law.
IF YOU WERE INJURED AT WORK GOING UP OR DOWN STAIRS, AT A MINIMUM, SOME LEVEL OF WORK CONNECTION MUST BE ESTABLISHED IN ORDER FOR THE INJURY TO BE COMPENSABLE UNDER MINNESOTA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW.
Whether it is going up and/or down a large number of stairs, work boots that cause a fall and resulting work injury, or going up and down steep stairs at work that is above and beyond what someone may encounter at home, something about the stairs must be tied to work duties.
HIRE WEST ST. PAUL’S BEST WORKERS COMP LAWYERS
Because more and more employees are injured at work going up or down stairs, workmans comp cases involving resulting injuries from stairs are becoming more common.
If you have a stair injury from work, you need an experienced West St. Paul workers’ compensation lawyer to help prove your case.
If you have any questions, please contact our attorneys for a free consultation.
Josh has been representing injured workers for over 10 years. Josh was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, and attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. Mr. Stokka alson received his law degree from the Hamline University School of Law. During law school, Josh clerked at a Minnesota law firm specializing in personal injury and workers’ compensation. Prior to practicing in the area of workers’ compensation, Josh clerked for a judge in the 7th Judicial District in Minnesota. This valuable experience gave him insight into how judges think, do their jobs behind the scene, and how to frame a case in order to obtain a favorable result. Now, he focuses 100% of his practice on defending injured workers in Minnesota.