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June 2014 Archives

Michigan workers' compensation outcomes studied

The Workers' Compensation Research Institute recently released a new study highlighting certain predictors affecting whether and when injured workers return to work. The researchers conducted their study by taking thousands of phone surveys of workers who has received benefits in the last several years. The study looked at eight states, including Michigan.

Contractor cited for workers' compensation violations

A Michigan sub-contractor was part of a construction project in which one company was fined approximately $36,000 by Connecticut authorities for failing to provide workers with appropriate insurance. According to reports, three contractors, including the Michigan sub-contractor, all of which were working on a new Apple store in West Hartford, Connecticut, failed to provide their employees with workers' compensation coverage.

Man dies from industrial injury outside of Saginaw

A steel worker was killed recently at a plant outside Saginaw, Michigan. According to reports, the Buena Vista Fire Department and the Buena Vista Police Department were dispatched to Peerless Steel around 9:45 p.m. Once on the scene, the emergency personnel discovered that one of the plant's employees had been crushed by steel that had rolled onto him. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Michigan city worker struck, injured by hose on the job

A worker employed by the City of Detroit was injured recently while doing some sewer work on the city's east side. According to reports, the man was working on a sewer issue near Glenwood and Queen when he was hit in the midsection area by a pressured hose. The worker was transported to St. John's Hospital where he received medical treatment for injuries which, fortunately, proved to be non-life threatening.

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.