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Workers comp lawyer discusses fatality information released by MIOSHA and what can be done to reduce the number of deaths in Michigan.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has updated its fatality information through December 2013. This data is provided to assist with hazard awareness and prevention in the workplace.

Twenty-seven deaths have been reported with the leading cause once again being falls. Other fatalities include crush, cave-in, run-over, struck by, explosion, burn, and electrocution.

While this information is not pleasant to write about, it serves an important purpose. Here is information you need to know about falls in the workplace.

Fall Prevention

We believe that employees should always come before company profits. This means training and safety must come first. Unfortunately, many of the accidents we see could have been avoided with some basic training and common sense.

OSHA has outlined three easy steps to reduce the number of falls in the workplace: 1) Plan ahead to get the job done safely, 2) Provide the right equipment, and 3) Train everyone to use the equipment safely. You can read more about OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign here.

Workers comp death benefits

We never want to see anyone get hurt on-the-job. If an accident does occur, substantial workers comp death benefits are available under Michigan law.

Medical treatment must be covered by the employer without co-pays or deductibles. This includes hospital and doctor visits. Wage loss benefits should be paid if an employee is unable to work.

Death benefits equal 500 weeks of lost wages. This can be extended for minor children under certain circumstances. Funeral expenses must also be paid subject to a maximum.

Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation with a workers comp lawyer. We can make sure the employer and its insurance company are held accountable.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers comp benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

Related information:

Who can collect workers compensation after a work-related death?

12/01/2013

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


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