Workers’ compensation resources available to Michigan employees

Workers’ compensation can be confusing. From the regulatory requirements imposed by the state, to the medical quirks of an actual claim, it’s difficult to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the topic with a quick Google search. As a result, various groups and organizations publish materials intended to spoon feed the information to their recipients. For instance, Michigan’s business communities regularly publish guides to help employersContinue reading

Winter conditions biggest hazard to Michigan workers

According to workers’ compensation insurers, slip and fall accidents are the most common source of benefit claims among workers in Midwest states like Michigan. Last year alone, winter related slips and falls accounted for thirty-two percent of claims in Michigan. Among other states like Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota, these accidents doubled from the previous year. Other job conditions, like repetitive motions also cause a fairContinue reading

Workplace repetitive motion injuries not unique to Michigan

This blog regularly reports on workplace accidents and workers’ compensation issues in Michigan. Michigan, though, is not the only state which must confront issues involving unsafe working environments, repetitive motions injuries, or accidents on the job. It is a national issue that transcends borders and is experienced by every state in the union. As a result, the federal government, through the Bureau of Labor Statistics,Continue reading

Dropping rates of workplace fatalities in Michigan

Over the last few weeks, this blog has highlighted the decrease in workers’ compensation rates across the state of Michigan. This is great news for employers as a mandatory expense of running a business is now lower. While the state hopes the savings result in additional investment and new businesses moving to Michigan, workers hold their breath as they wait to see whether the cutsContinue reading

Saginaw worker suffering from torn rotator cuff in a bind

Constructions workers, factory workers and other manual laborers in the Saginaw area bust their humps every day to feed their families and get the job done. Given the stakes, these selfless individuals often ignore bumps and bruises so the show can go on. Rubbing dirt on it, however, is not sustainable for certain injuries. For instance, a torn rotator cuff, or the rupture of oneContinue reading