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October 2016 Archives

How do I file for federal workers’ compensation?

In the event that you are injured while working for the federal government in Michigan, you may be able to file for workers’ compensation. If you have never had to do this before, you likely have questions about the process. The United States Department of Labor lays out guidelines that cover many aspects of workers’ compensation.

Don't give up if your disability claim was denied

You might feel like the world is against you when your Social Security disability claim is denied. The last thing you should do is to give up hope because most people's claims are denied in the first round. In fact, Michigan's denial rate is exceptionally high for the first Social Security claim - above 70 percent. Know that there are options for appealing claims and a good chance that you can get accepted for disability benefits.

The dangers of distracted driving

Michigan drivers have likely encountered distracted driving or even found themselves failing to pay attention to the road, even if it is unintentional. Although many motorists may associate technology with distracted driving, there several different ways that attention can be diverted from the road. It is important for drivers to know the risks so they can stay safe.

Would new bill lead to more awake and alert flight attendants?

How tired a flight attendant is when they are doing their job can have a variety of ramifications. This includes impacts on passengers. Flight attendants perform many key tasks during the course of a flight, and how awake and alert they are can impact how well they perform these tasks. Drowsiness level can also affect an attendant’s own safety and the safety of their coworkers. When a person is overly fatigued at work, they could be more vulnerable to making errors that could put them and others at risk of injury.

Social security and back pay

When you are injured and it leaves you disabled there is a serious adjustment process that takes months, not days or weeks, to sort out. Life doesn't pick up neatly the next day and sometimes putting all the pieces back together takes a long time. Opportunities and resources may not come to mind or maybe you are too busy with physical therapy and family matters to attend to the necessary paperwork. Re-learning the basics is a chore, and swimming through bureaucratic red tape is at the bottom of the list.

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