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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.

What exactly is covered by a Michigan workers' compensation plan?

What happens if a Michigan resident gets injured on the job? Do they know what they should do in this situation? Do they know what kind of injury coverage their employer has? And exactly when does this coverage begin?

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.

Michigan Workers' Compensation Board Reset

When an employee is injured on the job, it is important to understand what to do next. Applying for and receiving benefits to help offset the costs associated with a workplace accident is a crucial step to take to ensure they recover properly and can return to work.

Icy roads can lead to workers' compensation claims

Another round of wintry weather in Michigan has left cars mangled and people in the hospital. A 70-car pile-up on I-94 near Kalamazoo grabbed much of the headlines as several people sustained serious injuries and one person was killed. The pile-up included two semis, one carrying fireworks and the other a toxic substance. The massive wreck is being attributed to slick streets and low visibility.

Can I sue my employer for injuries sustained on the job?

One of the most common questions injured employees ask is whether they can sue their employers for getting hurt on the job. The answer depends on the circumstances surrounding the injury. Michigan, like many other states, has adopted what is called an exclusive remedy provision. In exchange for employers providing workers' compensation insurance to all employees, there is a regulation which then prohibits employees from suing their employers for their injuries.

New rules regarding workers' compensation reimbursement

A new rule to the workers' compensation laws in Michigan may affect your ability to be reimbursed for prescription drugs. The rule is designed to address the long-term use of pain relievers. While touted as a measure to prevent drug abuse, it is also intended to save employers money on workers' compensation benefits paid out to their employees.

Workers' compensation claims set to rise in Michigan winter

It's that time of year where the sidewalks turn to ice and every corner you turn could reveal a new patch of the slick stuff. Every year Michigan is inundated with wintry weather that puts us all at risk for a slip and fall accident. According to recent statistics, slip and fall accidents account for one-third of every workers' compensation claim in Michigan during the winter.

Medical care for workers in Michigan cheaper than most places

We all know how expensive medical care can be. While we go through large portions of our life as healthy individuals, there comes a time in every person's life where the cost of medical treatment is no longer an afterthought. While this can come with an unexpected diagnosis or something as simple as aging, workplace injuries are one of the most common causes of surprising medical costs.

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.