Attorney Grant Borgen has been recognized as a 2016 North Star Lawyer. The North Star Lawyer designation is provided to Minnesota State Bar Association members who provide 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services per year to low-income persons. In 2016, over 1,010 North Star Lawyers provided over 113,000 total hours of free legal services valued over $22,600,000.
The trucking industry is highly regulated. However, that does not mean that professionals who transport goods across town or over the road are fully protected from unreasonable demands and other hazards that increase the risk for injury. Over the road and local truck drivers often face a variety of issues that drivers of passenger vehicles may not fully understand.
Charles Bird, of Bird Jacobsen and Stevens, has been selected to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. He has received this honor every year since 1994. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
If you are experiencing some form of hearing loss, you're not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 million workers go to work each day in damaging noise. Additionally, 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise each year. The occupational hazards associated with hearing loss are very expensive.
Jeremy R. Stevens, of Bird Jacobsen and Stevens, has been selected to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
People in any industry can suffer an injury on the job. Some occupations are regarded as being dangerous. Often, when speaking of workplace injuries, the construction industry gets a lot of attention. However, healthcare workers know that hazards exist in hospitals, nursing homes, and residential care facilities.
The United States has a tort system that is designed to compensate people who are injured at the hands of someone else. In other words, we have a legal system that holds a person or entity accountable when their wrongdoing harms another person. Under our tort system, wrongdoers are held accountable by compensating the people they injure. The money awarded to an injured person is known in the legal world as "damages."
One of the most common questions I encounter is: The accident wasn't my fault why should my insurance pay?
Employees or contractors who work in the heat have an increased likelihood of heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat stroke. Your body attempts to regulate its own temperature by forcing blood to the surface of our skin. That means that there is less blood to go to your brain, organs and muscles. Prolonged exposure can be extremely dangerous.
Our firm has helped people facing all manner of on-the-job injuries. We've seen people with back pain caused by repetitive motions, clients who broke bones in slip-and-fall accidents in the workplace, and employees who paid the price for their employers' lax safety protocols. An area where we've also been able to help clients collect the workers' compensation benefits due them is work-related car accidents.