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Saginaw construction workers have rights after an injury

Michigan workers are tough, especially construction workers, who put up with the grind of a difficult and dangerous job. Not everyone knows the difficulty of waking up with back pain and enduring aches throughout a day of grueling physical labor. Nevertheless, these individuals continue to show up to do their job. At some point, however, it is in everyone's best interest to take stock of their condition.

Michigan workers' compensation: employee killed in work accident

A Kent County Road Commission worker was killed recently in what officials described as a work related accident. According to reports, the 42-year-old was killed at a construction site when he was struck by a motor grader. The incident happened around 8:00 a.m. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration were called in to investigate the death.

Saginaw workers in Jeopardy of being denied workers' compensation

Most Saginaw workers recognize that, if they are injured on the job, their employer's insurance carrier must reimburse them for medical expenses and time away from work. This general concept, though, fails to explain what types of injuries will entitle a worker to benefits.

Industrial injuries and workers' compensation benefits

One of the first questions many Michigan employees ask after being injured is whether they can sue their employer. These injured workers generally pursue workers' compensation benefits for the costs of their medical expenses and a portion of their time away from work first. While these benefits should theoretically be adequate under any circumstances, it is not hard to imagine how the effects of a significant industrial injury may be more severe than some insurance policy is willing to pay.

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.