November 12th, 2012
Few of us think of elevators and escalators as safety risks – and yet each year people in Michigan are injured, sometimes severely, while riding on them.
Sometimes the fault lies with the owner or manager of the property, for failing to maintain the machinery in safe operating condition. Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.
To heighten public awareness, Governor Rick Snyder proclaimed November 11-17 as Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week.
The people who are most likely to suffer injuries on elevators, moving walks and escalators are seniors and children. The most serious injuries reported on these transport … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
November 1st, 2012
Happy birthday to Michigan’s workers’ compensation law, which turned 100 last month.
The first compensation law protecting Michigan workers was signed by Governor Chase S. Osborn on Sept. 1, 1912. Since then, countless men and women have received compensation for lost wages, medical care and vocational rehabilitation after suffering an injury on the job.
Following are 5 things you should know about workers’ compensation in Michigan:
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- Most workers are covered. The vast majority of Michigan workers fall under the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act. But some classes of workers – mostly federal employees – are covered by other laws.