November 3rd, 2012
Thomas L. Stroble, a personal injury attorney, cites a new report that lists Michigan as the fourth most dangerous state for deer-related accidents and Oakland County as having the second highest number of deer hits.
Bloomfield Hills, MI (PRWEB) November 03, 2012
Michigan car accident lawyer Thomas L. Stroble today urged drivers throughout suburban Detroit and all of southeastern Michigan to use extra caution this fall after a recent report warned that the likelihood of deer collisions has increased over last year’s already elevated danger levels.
“Michigan motorists have a 1-in-72 chance of hitting a deer while driving, up from … Read More Posted In: Press Releases
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.
October 30th, 2012
If your furnace needs to be cleaned or repaired, make sure to hire a licensed professional who works for a reputable company. Steven Hilfinger, who directs Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, is especially worried about “scam artists.” He warns that many consumers are defrauded by people trying to scare consumers into making expensive repairs that they don’t need. He advises consumers to always use a licensed mechanical contractor, one that offers you several good references that you can (and should) check. The problem, according to Hilfinger, is that few people really understand their furnace and the little they … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury
October 29th, 2012
It seems Big Foot is posing a real-life danger to Michigan hunters.
Not the mythical beast, that is, but “Big Foot” brand tree stands.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of eight different models of hunting tree stands that are defective and can collapse without warning.
The products were manufactured by Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc. of Cumberland, Wisconsin, and sold in sporting goods stores nationwide between March and September 2012. Intended for bow and rifle hunting, the stands are made of gray metal with black nylon straps. About 14,000 have been distributed.
The problem … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury
October 26th, 2012
Health and safety programs ranging from asbestos awareness to machine rescue operations will be presented at 19 different sites across Michigan in 2013.
The educational push is made possible through $865,000 in grants from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).
The goal: safer Michigan workplaces and healthier, more productive workers. According to the grant announcement:
The 19 statewide projects will include a wide range of training activities and proficiency levels, and many will offer interactive computer-based training modules. Training topics include: machine rescue operations; workplace violence prevention; healthcare and long-term care hazards; asbestos awareness; ergonomics; … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury