We love to help anyone who walks into our office, but the truth of the matter is that if fewer people are looking for help with their workers’ compensation claim, it means fewer people are suffering devastating injuries in the workplace. Although we’re certainly still busy, recent data from the finance site WalletHub found that Minnesota is one of the safest places to work in the entire United States!
Minnesota Second Safest State To Work
According to data from the survey, Minnesota ranks as the second safest state in which to work in the United States. To determine the rankings, WalletHub examined a number of different factors, but the main focus was on fatal workplace accidents. This metric was given double weight. In the most recent data available, Minnesota reported 3.4 fatalities for every 100,000 full time workers. That is just below the national average of 3.6 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
Three other factors were considered when determining a state’s ranking. The other factors were:
- Number of injuries and illnesses reported per 10,000 full time employees.
- The median number of days lost to occupational injuries.
- The presence of Occupational Health and Safety Act plans in the workplace.
After examining all these factors for every state, it was determined that Minnesota was the second safest state to work in, trailing only Arizona. Minnesota also ranked as the best state in the nation for road safety, and came in third overall in the study of the safest states to live in across the US.
Workplace Safety in Minnesota
So while it’s great to see that Minnesota is one of the safest states to live, travel and work in, the fact of the matter is that work injuries occur each and every day in Minnesota, and injured workers need representation when filing an injury claim. We’ve helped thousands of workers get the compensation they deserve while they focus on getting back on their feet.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury at work, don’t try to power through the pain. The American worker is a protected class, and you have the right to get compensation for injuries suffered on the job. Let us help get your the compensation and benefits you deserve. To learn how we’ll maximize your compensation package and help get your back to full health, reach out to Dean Margolis and the Margolis Law Firm at (952) 230-2700.