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Dealing with a workplace injury demands personal attention

Although companies generally strive to maintain a safe and productive working environment, the sad reality is that not all workplaces are safe and sometimes accidents do happen. Workplace injuries can be serious to an employee, often preventing him or her from working, and leading to costly and timely medical expenses and rehabilitation.

Reports indicate 3 Michigan workers killed in August

No worker goes to their job expecting to be injured. However, the fact remains that hundreds of Michigan workers are injured every year while performing their everyday responsibilities. And even worse, dozens of workers are killed during the year while on the job. A recent news release from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration stated that three Michigan workers have died due to onsite accidents during August of 2015. These three deaths bring the total number of Michigan worker deaths to 23 for the year.

A pinched nerve can develop because of overuse

Workplace injuries can have a devastating effect on an employee. The injured worker can suddenly find themselves forced to take time off from the job which can then lead to lost wages and potentially even applying for workers' compensation. And, while there are many different types of injuries that a worker can suffer while on the job, a far too common work injury faced by many employees is a pinched nerve.

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.

Carpal tunnel syndrome facts that Michigan workers should know

Most Saginaw, Michigan, workers are confident in their abilities to perform their jobs. They know that their managers and co-workers can depend on them to complete their daily work tasks to the best of their abilities. And, while they may from time to time go to work with small aches and pains, they know that it is important to recognize any physical signs that may develop into a more serious condition. For many workers in the automotive, petrochemical and construction industries, a condition that they must monitor is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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.

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