Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in Michigan. Caution and situational awareness at all times can prevent many devastating injuries, such as falls. However, when there are flammable materials or the chance of electrocution involved, attention to detail and adherence to safety precautions is essential. At Alder Firm, PLLC, we have experience representing clients applying for Social Security Disability Benefits for Injuries sustained on the job.
Some people who apply for Social Security Disability in Michigan suffer from mental health issues. Naturally, if you are one of these individuals, you might be concerned about the Social Security Administration (SSA) asking for records that reveal your personal conversations with your mental health professional. While it is true that the SSA needs records from your doctor to secure your disability benefits, the SSA will also offer you privacy for your sensitive information.
When it comes to creating a safe work environment in Michigan, many business owners turn to the usual solutions. Every so often, there is safety training. Employees are encouraged to report unsafe activities. Caution signs are placed where needed. While these are certainly recommended and even required actions for promoting safety, they do not accomplish much on their own.
One careless move or moment of distraction can result in a work injury. Injuries on the job also occur if equipment is defective or workers do not receive appropriate training. You may also suffer an illness or medical condition due to repetitive motions or exposure to toxic substances.