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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 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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Can I Reopen a Closed Workers’ Comp Claim?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on July 29, 2021 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

After finalizing a workers’ comp claim and going back to your job, you may believe that your claim is closed permanently. However, what happens if your prior work-related injury or medical condition gets worse and you need additional treatment or surgery? Can you reopen the claim for the incident that caused the original injury or […]

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Will Michigan Workers’ Compensation Cover My Elbow Injury?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on June 29, 2021 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Elbow injuries that occur at work, either from a singular accident or from repetitive movements you do as part of your job, fall under workers’ comp. That said, insurance carriers may often try to deny benefits for an elbow injury claim. Learn more about elbow injuries, including why these claims may be initially denied, common […]

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Can I Seek Workers’ Comp for a Lifting Injury in Michigan?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on May 25, 2021 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Lifting injuries are a frequent occurrence in many industries, especially those where heavy lifting on the job is a daily occurrence. Workers in these fields have a greater-than-average risk of suffering severe back, neck or shoulder injuries on the job. Jay Trucks discusses the careers with the highest risk for a lifting injury and the […]

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When Are Workers’ Comp Settlements an Option in Michigan?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on April 21, 2021 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Injured employees in Michigan can opt to exchange the value of their future workers’ comp benefits in exchange for a lump sum settlement. However, does this always benefit the worker? Jay Trucks explains more about workers’ comp settlements for those who are considering this legal option after being injured on the job. Suffer a work-related […]

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