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November 2016 Archives

What should you know about workplace crush injuries?

Many Michigan workers are aware of injuries such as burns and cuts. However, some workplace accidents may include crush injuries. The effects of these wounds can be different from those resulting from other kinds of accidents. You may wish to know more about these injuries in order to be prepared in the event that you incur one at work.

OSHA updates standards to prevent slip-and-fall injuries

In mid-November, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its rules related to slip, trip and fall safety of Walking-Working Surfaces. OSHA says it hopes to prevent 29 deaths and nearly 6,000 injuries nationwide every year under the new guidelines.

What options are available for long-term care?

After a severe injury at your Detroit job, you may find that you need long-term care. Your financial obligations do not go away simply because you are not working; however, there are options that allow you to have money so that you can still manage financially. These include Social Security Disability and private insurance.

Bad state programs limit educational opportunities for disabled

If you or a loved one is eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplement Security Income, you are also likely eligible to receive education and career assistance through Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). VR is the process that enables people with disabilities to overcome barriers to accessing employment and educational opportunities.

The dangers of occupational asthma

Michigan workers can sometimes receive illnesses from their work. Many people may not envision that these illnesses include asthma. Yet the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says that asthma received from work environments is increasingly common and makes up about 15 percent of the cases diagnosed.

What to do if you have been injured in a car accident

Car accidents are chaotic and oftentimes confusing events. If you have been injured in one, you may be confused as to what you should do next. It can be difficult to think clearly about anything beyond what needs to happen immediately, but knowing what things you should be thinking about will help you in the time following the accident.

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