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Wrist Injury at Work: How to Prove Your Claim

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on August 18, 2022 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Wrist injuries are very common and they can happen in a lot of different ways. Whether you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, strains or something else, you should get examined by a doctor right away. If your wrist injury happened at work, you will also need to file a workers’ compensation claim. Proving your […]

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Do I Need Legal Help for a Slip and Fall Injury at Work?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on August 05, 2022 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common ways people get hurt at work. Whether a worker tripped over an ill-placed electrical cord or slipped on a spill, it could cause some pretty serious injuries. If you suffer a slip and fall injury at work, you may have a lot of questions. You […]

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What if My Employer Refuses to File My Claim for Workers’ Comp?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on June 14, 2022 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

When workers get hurt on the job, they have a short window to report the incident to their employers. After being notified, your employer also has a deadline for filing your claim for workers’ compensation. What happens if your employer refuses to file your workers’ comp claim? Can employers do that? What are your legal […]

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Does Workers’ Comp Cover Emergency Room Costs?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on May 13, 2022 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

If you get injured on the job and need immediate medical care, the first place to go is the emergency room. They are always open and prepared to handle most medical situations. However, will workers’ comp cover your emergency room costs? The last thing you want is the sticker shock of an unexpected medical bill […]

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Do Toxic Exposure Claims Fall Under Workers’ Comp?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on April 26, 2022 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Workers could suffer injuries from a toxic chemical at any job. However, in some industries, the risk is greater. Employees could be regularly exposed for a long time and not know it until they get sick. While employers are responsible for ensuring the work environment is safe, some things are out of their control. Workers […]

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Repetitive Stress Injuries at Work – What You Need to Know

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on February 10, 2022 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Repetitive stress injuries at work are common, but they can happen anywhere. These injuries often create challenging workers’ comp claims because they do not happen in a single incident. A repetitive stress injury (RSI) occurs slowly and over time. This makes it harder to prove it is job-related. Employees with an RSI may often wonder […]

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Can I Get a Second Opinion for a Workers’ Comp Injury?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on January 19, 2022 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

When you receive medical care for a severe injury or illness, you may sometimes want to get another doctor’s opinion. This is especially true if surgery or other high-risk treatments are being recommended. That said, does Michigan allow you to seek a second opinion for a workers’ comp injury? If so, will the cost of […]

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Can I Get Workers’ Comp Benefits for an Occupational Disease?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on November 18, 2021 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Michigan provides workers’ comp benefits to employees with job-related accidents resulting in an injury. However, what about those with an occupational disease, such as carpal tunnel or asthma? How can workers prove their claim for something that happened over weeks to months, or longer? How can workers get benefits for an occupational disease? At Jay […]

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What if Workers’ Comp Denies Payment for Medical Care I Need?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on September 30, 2021 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

After having your Michigan workers’ comp claim approved, all reasonable and necessary medical bills related to your work injury should be paid for in full. So what can you do if your employer’s insurance carrier refuses to pay for your surgery or any other treatment that your physician says you need? Jay Trucks explains more […]

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What Compensation Can I Seek in Michigan for a Dog Bite at Work?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on August 20, 2021 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Dog bite attacks at work are on the rise. In fact, the United States Postal Service (USPS) reports that more than 5,800 postal workers were attacked by a dog in 2020. Other types of workers are also at risk of being bitten by a dog at work. What can you do if this happens to […]

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