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December 2014 Archives

Statistics highlight types of accidents resulting in claims

The Bureau of Labor Statistics gathers numbers each year from across the country on a multitude of topics. One of the more grim statistics is the number and type of workplace fatalities that occur each year. In Michigan last year, 133 fatal workplace accidents were reported. Of those, 42 resulted from transportation related incidents, while an additional 40 were caused by workplace violence.

Medical care for workers in Michigan cheaper than most places

We all know how expensive medical care can be. While we go through large portions of our life as healthy individuals, there comes a time in every person's life where the cost of medical treatment is no longer an afterthought. While this can come with an unexpected diagnosis or something as simple as aging, workplace injuries are one of the most common causes of surprising medical costs.

Lifting at work, hazardous for Saginaw employees

Bodies break down. No matter how diligent we are about staying in shape and avoiding injuries, eventually our hard work catches up with us. Across the Saginaw area, hardworking Michiganders are realizing the effects of years of lifting heavy objects. From rotator cuff tears to lower back injuries, repetitive motions day after day can add up to a serious injury.

Michigan Supreme Court discusses workers' compensation

This blog regularly touches on legal topics concerning Michigan's workers' compensation schemes. The laws which demand employers provide insurance coverage to their workers has a catch. Known as workers' compensation exclusivity, an injured worker is generally only able to recover insurance benefits from an accident. In other words, he or she cannot also sue their employer for negligence.

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.