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Health care workers exposed to dangerous chemicals, lack training

Working with hazardous chemicals can be very dangerous, and workers exposed to hazardous chemicals have a higher risk of being a victim of occupational exposure and injuries in the workplace. Did you know that health care workers often work with hazardous chemicals and may be at risk for being injured? 

Basics of workers' compensation benefits in Michigan

Workplace injuries can happen in a split-second. After being injured at work, many workers don't know what to do. The most important thing a worker should do after being injured on-the-job is seek immediate medical attention depending on the severity of the injury. In addition to seeking medical attention, workers should also report their injury to their employer as soon as possible. 

Back injuries most common injury in the workplace

Workplace injuries can be very painful and cause long-term complications for workers. There are many different types of work-related injuries, but back injuries are the most common workplace injury in the United States. Back injuries may not seem like a serious safety issue, but they can cause severe pain and disabilities among workers. In addition to the pain, back injuries contribute to a significant amount of lost wages and workers' compensation claims. 

From offices in Saginaw, Michigan, Burns Law provides legal services for clients in Saginaw County, Isabella County, Bay County, Tuscola County, Huron County, Genesee County, Shiawassee County and the surrounding areas, including communities such as Flint, Grand Rapids, Bay City, Midland, Mount Pleasant, Lansing, Cadillac, Kentwood, Forest Hills and Ionia.