Warning about road construction and highway death

Highway workers across Michigan are exposed to significant danger and workers’ compensation does not offer sufficient protection for their families.

Road construction season has officially begun! Orange barrels can be seen up and down area highways. This is not just an inconvenience for motorists but a hazardous situation for highway workers.

Construction is already a dangerous job. Highway workers are exposed to additional risk each day. The potential for death from a speeding or distracted driver is a real concern.

MDOT reminds motorists to pay attention to highway workers and lower speeds. Penalties for careless driving include not just fines but jail time.

Workers’ compensation benefits are paid to families of employees killed on-the-job. These include 500 weeks of lost wages. Not much for a human life.

Spouses are not automatically entitled to wage loss benefits. Factual dependency must be proved and it can be a complicated legal process. Children over the age of 16 may also have to prove factual dependency to qualify for benefits.

It is possible for a person to get killed on-the-job and their family get a maximum of $6,000.00 for burial expenses. Michigan law needs to be changed to guarantee death benefits. We can do better!

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

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I’m sorry for your loss. Take $6,000 and go away.

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