Tag Archives: workers’ compensation

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by work injury

Carpal tunnel syndrome is defined as the pressing or squeezing of the median nerve, which runs between the forearm and the palm, at or near the wrist. The syndrome is routinely characterized by tingling, numbness and eventually pain in one’s hands and wrists. This progressive medical condition grows in severity unless treated by a qualified physician. It is sometimes missed by medical professionals and canContinue reading

Saginaw construction workers have rights after an injury

Michigan workers are tough, especially construction workers, who put up with the grind of a difficult and dangerous job. Not everyone knows the difficulty of waking up with back pain and enduring aches throughout a day of grueling physical labor. Nevertheless, these individuals continue to show up to do their job. At some point, however, it is in everyone’s best interest to take stock ofContinue reading

Michigan workers’ compensation: employee killed in work accident

A Kent County Road Commission worker was killed recently in what officials described as a work related accident. According to reports, the 42-year-old was killed at a construction site when he was struck by a motor grader. The incident happened around 8:00 a.m. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration were called in to investigate the death. Such incidents are not altogether unheard of. MichiganContinue reading

Saginaw workers in Jeopardy of being denied workers’ compensation

Most Saginaw workers recognize that, if they are injured on the job, their employer’s insurance carrier must reimburse them for medical expenses and time away from work. This general concept, though, fails to explain what types of injuries will entitle a worker to benefits. Certainly, if a construction worker is thrown from a ladder and breaks his leg, benefits will be paid. What is lessContinue reading

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. Each day the pain gets worseContinue reading

Michigan workers’ compensation questions do have answers

Many of us are fortunate enough to never have to file a workers’ compensation claim. As a result, the process and administration of a claim may seem extremely hazy to some. When an incident at work does occur, then, we are struck with the uncertainty of how workers’ compensation will apply to us. Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation Agency, however, publishes online materials which are meant toContinue reading

Shortfalls affect workers’ compensation for certain employees

This blog routinely focuses on Michigan’s workers’ compensation legislative scheme. For the vast majority of employees in the state, the local laws will govern his or her rights to benefits after a workplace injury. Federal laws, however, may also affect a worker’s right to compensation. For instance, the federal Longshore and harbor Workers’ Compensation Act covers employees working in maritime professions on the country’s navigableContinue reading

Michigan employees protected by Workers’ Compensation Act

Since 1912, injured workers in Michigan have been protected by the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act. While the Act has undergone significant changes in the past 100 years, the intention of the Act has remained materially the same. Carried out by Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation Agency, the Act is meant to provide compensation for those injured on the job, while also regulating an employer’s liability. According toContinue reading

New workers compensation provider enters Michigan market

Eastern Alliance Insurance (EAI) Group, a casualty insurance company based out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, recently opened a new facility in Grandeville. The group had previously expanded into Indiana before making Michigan part of its footprint too. It is expected that EAI Group will specialize in providing workers compensation coverage to Michigan employers. The insurance provider markets itself to employers by offering various different plan optionsContinue reading

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. Unfortunately, medical health professionals have prohibited her from returning to work as theContinue reading