MLK Day of Service

Honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through service and positive action.

Our country will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 16, 2017. This federal holiday is used as a national day of service. We encourage all of our blog readers to take some time and think about ways to serve their communities.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers is committed to helping people hurt on-the-job. We believe access to medical care and wage loss benefits under workers’ comp are civil rights issues.

In fact, Dr. King was assassinated the evening before he was to speak at a protest in support of striking workers. Here is how you too can make a difference.

1. Get politically active

Many people complain about their elected officials but take no action. We ask that you spend five minutes and call or e-mail your state representatives. Tell them about your experience with workers’ compensation and suggest positive changes. For example, ask to end the unfair practice of using “phantom wages” to reduce benefits.

2. Create a health & wellness plan for your employer

It has been shown that health & wellness plans actually reduce workers’ compensation costs for employers. Healthier people tend to recover more quickly and get back to work sooner. Ask your employer if you can help create a plan.

3. Invest in safety equipment and employee training

Small investments in safety and employee training can pay big dividends. Doing the right thing can actually be more profitable in the long-run. Even simple things like instructions on safe lifting techniques or ergonomics can make a difference. Employees can also learn about CPR and basic fist aid.

4. Stand up for your legal rights

Most people have never thought about getting hurt on-the-job. Having to file a claim against their employer sounds terrifying. It is hard reality to face when medical bills start piling up and income disappears. We encourage injured workers to learn about their legal rights and challenge unfair decisions.

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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