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Determining liability in a construction accident

By both federal and state law, employers must make every effort to maintain a safe working environment for its employees. But some working conditions and environments, such as construction sites, are inevitably more hazardous than others and, as the saying goes, accidents happen. But some accidents are preventable, and often neglect or oversights by various or multiple parties led to conditions where an accident is more likely to occur. For workers who have been injured in a construction accident, where does liability fall?

Two Michigan workers killed on the job during November

Despite worker education, improved safety equipment and the use of proper safety techniques on the job, workers still are at risk for injuries and serious accidents at work sites every day throughout the state. Now, a news release from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has indicated two additional workers were killed during the month of November here in Michigan.

What 3 steps can help prevent falls at Michigan job sites?

Preventing all types of accidents on the job site should be the concern of every Michigan employer and employee. But reducing serious accidents and fatalities caused by falls is also paramount because this type of accident is preventable. But what steps can workers and employers take to help reduce the number of falls at Michigan job sites?

MIOSHA begins local program to reduce workplace injuries

Michigan workers know that job sites need to be safe in order to be productive. Government officials know this too, and recently Michigan's branch of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration announced a new program designed to enhance worker safety.

What steps can help prevent repetitive stress injury on the job?

A repetitive stress injury is damage caused to the soft tissues of the body such as the hands, shoulders and back. This type of injury is usually caused by overuse or repeating a specific motion with the same body part over and over again over a long period of time. While many blue collar workers can develop a repetitive stress injury it is also very prevalent in office workers who type all day long. But are there steps that Michigan workers can take to help minimize their risk for developing this kind of workplace injury?

Basic safety guidelines to be followed while using a forklift

A forklift is a small self driving vehicle that is used to move heavy pallets of equipment and can be found on many construction worksites. And while it can help workers do their jobs better, this type of vehicle requires real skill to operate. If used improperly it can cause serious accidents and leave workers with major injuries. So here are some basic safety principles to follow whenever a forklift is in operation.

Six Michigan workers die due to work-related accidents in July

Michigan workers know that every job comes with its own inherent risks. It doesn't matter if someone works in the construction field, the automotive field or even in an office, dangerous conditions at these places can cause a serious accident or even death. And according to recent data, Michigan workers continue to suffer and die on the job.

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.

Workers' compensation benefits available in Michigan

When Michigan workers are injured on the job they are eligible for Workers' Compensation benefits in order to help them and their families. But they may not be aware of all of the benefits that are available to them through this system. This post will explore some of the basic benefits that are available to injured Michigan workers through the state's workers' compensation program.

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.