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The top four types of injury supporting a workers' comp claim

Workplace accidents come in all forms. Many people may think that working with power tools is the main source of injury for Minnesota workers. While power tools can present hazards to human life and limbs, structures and surfaces are the leading sources of injury in Minnesota workers' compensation claims, according to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI). With the knowledge in mind, it is not surprising that fall down accidents top the list of types of events that are involved in workers' comp claims. The agency says that roughly 22, 500 people received benefits in 2014.