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New bill helps PTSD victims file for workers' comp in Minnesota

For fire fighters, police officers, paramedics and other professionals dealing with crisis situations regularly, it’s common for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to develop after an extraordinary event.

Recently, Gov. Dayton signed a PTSD workers’ compensation bill with provisions that assume a PTSD injury is work-related for certain public safety and emergency workers.

On the job injuries common to the meat and poultry industry

The average American male eats 6.9 ounces of meat per day and the average American female eats 4.4 ounces. To support the high demand of meat consumption an estimated 482,00 people work in meat and poultry processing and packing plants across the U.S.

Closer to home, Minnesota is the top turkey producing and the third highest pork producing state in the nation. Everyday Minnesota workers face on the job hazards to provide meat and poultry to society.

Documenting a worker's compensation claim

If you or a loved one have been injured on the job, it may take time and a lot of expense to make a full recovery. The worker's compensation system is there just for this, and if you can't work because of your injury you are entitled to a claim.

It takes a lot to get through the system, however. A good knowledge of the complicated system is needed to navigate it to a successful conclusion. The main reason why many people are denied claims is that they have not properly documented their injury. That is why it is important to have good counsel on your side if you have been injured and are applying for worker's comp.

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