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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.

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.

Poor Workers' Compensation and injuries add to income inequality

Most residents of Tuscola County, Michigan, work extremely hard at their jobs. They know that the income they receive is very important to them and their families. But, if they are injured on the job, many of these workers believe that they will receive the necessary monetary benefits from Workers' Compensation that will cover their lost wages. However, a new report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor reveals that workplace injuries, as well as an antiquated workers' compensation system, is not helping workers, but they are in fact contributing to an overall income gap.

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.

Michigan Teacher Files Workers' Compensation Claim

A Detroit teacher who broke up a fight between her students with a broom has filed a workers' compensation claim. The woman made headlines after the video of her using the broom went viral. According to reports, she was initially fired and then rehired after the incident by Michigan's turnaround school district.

Michigan workers' compensation outcomes studied

The Workers' Compensation Research Institute recently released a new study highlighting certain predictors affecting whether and when injured workers return to work. The researchers conducted their study by taking thousands of phone surveys of workers who has received benefits in the last several years. The study looked at eight states, including Michigan.

Michigan city worker struck, injured by hose on the job

A worker employed by the City of Detroit was injured recently while doing some sewer work on the city's east side. According to reports, the man was working on a sewer issue near Glenwood and Queen when he was hit in the midsection area by a pressured hose. The worker was transported to St. John's Hospital where he received medical treatment for injuries which, fortunately, proved to be non-life threatening.

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.