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Congress struggles to save the Social Security Disability Program

Michigan workers know that they can count on the federal government's Social Security Disability program to help them pay for medical expenses if they are suffering from a workplace accident. However, recent testimony by Social Security Administration personnel indicates that the disability program is in a serious financial crisis that may affect everyone who is receiving benefits.

What are the signs and symptoms of a rotator cuff injury?

The group of muscles and tendons that connect to the bones of the shoulder joint on both the left and right side of the body are known as the rotator cuffs. They allow the shoulders to move and hold the top part of the arm bone to the shoulder blade. The rotator cuff tendons actually go under a bony shoulder area on the way to the arm bone.

Tips to prevent soft tissue injuries at Michigan worksites

Soft tissue injuries are injuries to the muscles, discs, tendons, ligaments, nerves and cartilage in the body. They can include back injuries such as a herniated disc and low back strain and upper body injuries such as rotator cuff damage. Soft tissue injuries are a common occurrence at many Michigan worksites and can cause significant pain and disability. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has put together information that can help workers prevent soft tissue injuries on the jobsite.

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.