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February 2015 Archives

What are proper procedures to avoid a scaffolding accident?

People who work in construction in Saginaw and throughout the state understand the risks of their chosen vocations when they take the jobs. There's an inherent danger for a construction worker accident when there is heavy machinery, large tools, significant heights at which the workers are stationed, and other factors that are imperative when working in the construction industry. Scaffolds are often needed to complete various forms of work.

An overview of Michigan workers' compensation wage loss benefits

When a Michigan worker is unable to work due to an on-the-job injury or occupational disease, making ends meet can be a serious concern. To address this need, Michigan's workers' compensation system provides benefits to partially cover injured workers' lost wages during a period of disability.

Workers injured in 193-vehicle Michigan crash may seek benefits

Not surprisingly, various agencies and organizations around Michigan are sniffing into the 193-car pileup on I-94. Crash investigators are just now turning their reports into state prosecutors to determine if charges will be filed and against whom in relation to the January 9 mega crash. Now, the Michigan Department of Transportation has issued a notice that it will undergo a safety study to see whether conditions on I-94 contributed to the incident that killed one and injured 20 others.

Repetitive stress injuring hundreds of Saginaw area workers

As kids, we all learn about economies of scale, or the cost savings obtained through specialization. Rather than each immigrant to the New World managing each and every one of their needs independently, they began specializing in one thing or another. The blacksmith became an expert at pounding out horseshoes for everyone in town, while the baker became proficient at creating that loaf of rye to feed the community and society as a whole prospered.

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.