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Pursuing Workers’ Comp for a Remote Work Injury

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on September 08, 2020 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

More people are working from home than ever before since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a telecommuter, even though you may feel like you have more control over your environment, work-related accidents can still happen. If you are injured while working remotely, you may wonder if you will still be eligible for workers’ […]

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Workers’ Compensation Claims Due to Workplace Violence

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on August 31, 2020 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Workplace injuries are not uncommon, especially in certain industries, like construction. However, what about those who get hurt on the job in an act of violence? Are you at risk? According to OSHA, over two million Americans suffer injuries in workplace violence incidents each year. Will workers’ compensation cover the cost of your medical bills […]

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What are My Rights If I Get injured as an Employee in Michigan?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on July 22, 2020 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Work injuries are not uncommon, and in some industries, such as construction, there is a higher risk for being involved in an accident on the job. However, even office employees can get hurt while performing their work duties. If you suffered a workplace injury, there are certain benefits you may be eligible to receive while […]

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Am I Eligible To File a Workers’ Comp Claim If I Contract COVID-19?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on July 15, 2020 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Historically, state workers’ compensation benefits have not covered illnesses, such as a flu or other contagious disease, even in cases where an individual was likely exposed at work. However, in some states, including Michigan, essential employees may now be covered by workers’ compensation insurance if they become ill with the coronavirus. Jay Trucks explains more […]

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Compensation For Michigan Workers Injured by Falling Objects

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on November 25, 2019 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Two workers at a granite and marble wholesaler in Sterling Heights were killed recently after granite slabs fell on them. A statement from the Sterling Heights Fire Department revealed that the workers were using an overhead crane to move several granite slabs at the time the accident occurred. When the granite slabs were lifted off of their […]

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Inlay City Workers Die During Trench Excavation

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on October 07, 2019 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

A worker in Inlay City recently died during a trench collapse while a condo complex was under construction. The Inlay City fire department responded to the accident and removed the worker when he was pronounced dead on the scene. An excavator was working in the area when the accident occurred. Investigators have not commented on what the […]

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Skid Steer Loader Injury Claims

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on September 19, 2018 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Skid steer loaders are a type of compact tractor that have a bucket placed on the front to move objects. Individuals use front loaders to move piles of dirt, gravel, or sand. Some of the features of skid steer loaders include wheels that can turn in tight spaces. Diesel engines are used to power skid […]

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Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on January 18, 2012 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Following is a summary of the questions that are answered in this page:  What, exactly, is the Michigan Workers’ Compensation system? Who may be covered under Workers’ Compensation? What if I’m self-employed? Are independent contractors covered by workers’ compensation? Are all employers required to carry Workers’ Compensation? Are there penalties if an employer does not […]

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