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Do repetitive stress injuries qualify for workers comp benefits?

Workplace accidents happen every day in Michigan. From serious incidents to minor slip and falls, these incidents entitle the victims to benefits from their employer's workers' compensation carrier. Most of us, though, are fortunate enough to avoid sudden and jarring accidents at work. More likely, the repetitive stress of the job leads to nagging injuries that just won't quit.

Michigan workers' compensation questions do have answers

Many of us are fortunate enough to never have to file a workers' compensation claim. As a result, the process and administration of a claim may seem extremely hazy to some. When an incident at work does occur, then, we are struck with the uncertainty of how workers' compensation will apply to us. Michigan's Workers' Compensation Agency, however, publishes online materials which are meant to help workers filing a claim understand the process.

Shortfalls affect workers' compensation for certain employees

This blog routinely focuses on Michigan's workers' compensation legislative scheme. For the vast majority of employees in the state, the local laws will govern his or her rights to benefits after a workplace injury. Federal laws, however, may also affect a worker's right to compensation.

Saginaw area mental health workers need protection

Many people honor police officers, firefighters and members of the military - and rightfully so -- for putting their lives on the line when they go to work every day. One line of work that many people may not associate with being dangerous, is working in a mental health care facility. Michigan mental health care employees may be exposed to violence in the workforce similar to other risky jobs. Whether a person's job requires repetitive motions that unreasonably strain the body, or an employee is exposed to a dangerous situation, employers must do everything possible ensure workers' safety.

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.