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Statistics highlight types of accidents resulting in claims

The Bureau of Labor Statistics gathers numbers each year from across the country on a multitude of topics. One of the more grim statistics is the number and type of workplace fatalities that occur each year. In Michigan last year, 133 fatal workplace accidents were reported. Of those, 42 resulted from transportation related incidents, while an additional 40 were caused by workplace violence.

Do repetitive stress injuries qualify for workers comp benefits?

Workplace accidents happen every day in Michigan. From serious incidents to minor slip and falls, these incidents entitle the victims to benefits from their employer's workers' compensation carrier. Most of us, though, are fortunate enough to avoid sudden and jarring accidents at work. More likely, the repetitive stress of the job leads to nagging injuries that just won't quit.

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.