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The dangers of working in the restaurant business

People who work in restaurants in Michigan are faced with many different safety hazards. Between the kitchen and dining room, there are many ways an employee can get hurt and this leads to higher workers' compensation claims. Employers need to recognize these issues and do everything in their power to reduce the risk to workers.

Stress and your job

The majority of workers in Michigan experience some type of stress in their jobs, which is normal. However, certain occupations have been found to be very stressful and, over time, this can lead to health problems, decreased productivity and other issues. When chronic stress is found to be directly caused by the job itself, the worker may be entitled to workers' compensation.

Prevention against hearing loss is imperative

There are certain occupations in Michigan that pose higher risks to employees than other industries. These risks include a variety of injuries and illnesses that can lead to workers' compensation claims. Hearing loss is one condition that affects many workers, and the results are often permanent and life-changing, which is why prevention is important.

Workplace transportation incidents lead to high fatality rates

Michigan employees who drive as part of their job are at higher risk for serious injuries and death than other workers. This leads not only to a lot of pain and heartache for family members, but it also results in expensive workers' compensation claims. Employers should make sure they incorporate safe driving training and protocols to help decrease the number of accidents. 

What is occupational lung disease and how can it be reduced?

Workers in Michigan who work in certain environments are at risk for developing occupational lung disease. There are a number of different types, and most of them are preventable. Although affected employees can get workers' compensation for their symptoms, the better solution is to maintain safe working conditions and find appropriate treatments for those who are currently suffering.

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.

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. 

Common workplace injuries and their prevention

Workers in Michigan, no matter what industry they are in, need to practice safety while performing their job. Knowing the top injuries and what causes them can help employers and employees devise solutions and preventive measures to decrease the incidents of workers' compensation claims.

The importance of workers' compensation and mental health issues

Employees in Michigan who are suffering from depression, stress or other mental health issue may feel there is nothing that can be done. For those in which the issue is related to the job itself, a workers' compensation claim may be filed. Although proving a psychological-based claim is more challenging than a physical one, treatment and care is extremely important for multiple reasons.

Are federal employees covered by Michigan workers' compensation?

When you work for a federal agency established in Michigan, you want to know that in the event of a workplace injury, you are covered by workers' compensation laws and able to seek recompense for losses, damages, and medical treatment. Yet considering that both the state and federal government have laws governing workers' compensation, which takes precedence in the event of a federal employee's injury? Are you covered by Michigan law, or federal law?

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