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When can a Michigan worker collect Social Security Disability?

Michigan workers know that getting injured on the job can have serious financial consequences. If they are lucky, their injury may not prevent them from missing a lot of time on the job. But what if a worker receives a far more serious injury and faces an extended period of time when they are unable to work? Are there programs that can help them replace the lost wages from their job?

Some basic facts about spine injury

The human spine is a complex collection of bones, nerves and soft tissue that allows us to stand, move about and perform daily tasks, both at home and on the job. And while many Michigan residents may not know the exact name for every part of the spine, they are well aware of how a spinal injury on the job caused either by trauma or repetitive stress can be devastating to a worker. So here are some general facts about this type of injury as well as some of the treatments available.

Tips to protect a worker's hands while on the job

Ask any Saginaw, Michigan, worker who has suffered a repetitive motion hand injury and they'll probably tell you that the day they injured their hand was the day that they stopped taking their hands for granted. Hand injuries account for up to 80 percent of all workplace injuries, so it's important to remember a few tips that can help workers protect their hands.

Are there employer responsibilities with workers' compensation?

Suffering a workplace injury can be a terrifying event for a worker in Michigan. The worker's first responsibility is to notify their work supervisor of the injury and seek immediate medical attention if it is needed. Once this has been taken care of, the worker can begin to fill out the necessary forms for workers' compensation. But what about the worker's employer? Are there specific steps that the employer must also go through to help a worker obtain workers' compensation?

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.