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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?

An overview of Michigan workers' compensation wage loss benefits

When a Michigan worker is unable to work due to an on-the-job injury or occupational disease, making ends meet can be a serious concern. To address this need, Michigan's workers' compensation system provides benefits to partially cover injured workers' lost wages during a period of disability.

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.

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.

Man suffers serious injuries while working for dump truck company

Injuries suffered after workplace accidents can be severe. So severe, in fact, that some workers tragically do not survive such incidents. When they do live through a workplace accident, victims are often burdened with medical expenses and other financial strains resulting from the accident. While suffering with the long-term physical pain that so often results from accident injuries, victims should not also have to suffer financially with myriad expenses.

Workers' compensation protects Michigan families

A tragic story out of a nearby state has local Saginaw workers concerned for the welfare of their families. According to reports, a 55-year-old woman was killed at work while she sorted donations to a thrift store. The woman and a co-employee saw a bulge in a sock that was included in a box of donated materials. When the other employee went to empty the sock, a gun fell out and discharged.

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.