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How does prescription drug use affect driving?

It is a well-known fact to the majority of drivers in Michigan that driving after drinking alcohol comes with dire consequences. Many of them also realize that driving under the influence of illegal drugs is a terrible idea. However, there is a little more confusion when it comes to driving after taking prescription drugs. Because they are prescribed by a doctor for a specific condition, many do not think twice before getting behind the wheel while under their effects, but doing so can lead to the same consequences as a DUI.

What is vocational rehabilitation?

Most injured workers in Michigan are covered by their employer's workers' compensation insurance. This means their medical care is paid for and they also receive compensation for lost pay. One important aspect of workers' comp that not all employees are aware of is vocational rehabilitation. This helps employees get back to work quicker and is beneficial both to them and their employers.

Can you get disability benefits for mental issues?

Living with a mental illness can be challenging, and it can also make it difficult to work on a regular basis. Employees in Michigan who suffer from long-term and persistent mental issues may be able to receive social security disability benefits if they meet certain criteria.

Does arthritis count as a disabling medical condition?

Various types of medical conditions can stand between you and your ability to work. If you find yourself in a place in which you can no longer maintain gainful employment because of your physical limitations, you may have grounds to seek benefits through the Social Security Administration. Some people with serious cases of arthritis may be eligible for these benefits.

What exactly does workers' compensation cover?

Workers in Michigan who suffer injuries on the job may wonder how they are going to pay for their medical care and for the bills that stack up while they are out of work. Most workers are covered by workers' compensation insurance, which most employers are required to have for their employees. This benefit can make a big difference for those who would not otherwise be able to pay for treatment or afford not to work. 

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