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Industrial Accident at Ford Parts Facility Injures 2 Workers

by Thomas Stroble | March 15th, 2014

bcfiretrucksBeing injured on the job is something that no one ever wants to deal with. With the amount of machinery that can exist in a factory, there are plenty of things that can go wrong that can leave workers seriously injured if they aren’t careful.

The Ford parts factory in Brownstown recently had an accident that injured two people. The accident happened around 11 in the morning when chemicals spread into other areas of the factory, burning two workers who were nearby, one of whom was attempting to help the other already injured worker.

Fortunately, the spill was contained … Read More

Posted In: In The News, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

Fear Keeps Many Americans from Reporting Job Injuries

by Thomas Stroble | January 27th, 2014

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Have you suffered from some sort of injury on the job but were afraid to report it to your supervisor?  Well, you aren’t alone.  According to a findlaw.com survey that came out recently, if you didn’t report your injury you are part of the nearly 10 percent of adult workers today in the United States who also did not report their injuries for fear of retaliation, such as being harassed, passed over for promotion or even fired.  The survey split down the middle with equal numbers of men and women surveyed stating that they never reported their injuries and 3 … Read More

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Man awarded $10 million dollars for Workplace Injury

by Thomas Stroble | January 6th, 2014

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In 2007, Kirby J. Colling was a 21-year-old college student, working his way to becoming a Buffalo police officer. He has an associate degree in criminal justice, served as an intern for a number of different law enforcement agencies, and he was also working at Hanes Supply delivering documents to Frontier Fibers, a locally owned waste paper and metal recycling facility.

While he was there he was pinned against the shredding machine by a new forklift driver, who was neither properly trained, nor certified to operate the machine. The results were disastrous. Colling fractured his lower back and sustained other … Read More

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Michigan Workers Compensation Lawyers Examine Risks in the Workplace

by Thomas Stroble | September 9th, 2013

The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with Michigan Injury Lawyers point out that one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities is contact with objects or equipment on job sites. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that these types of accidents are responsible for roughly 16 percent of all deaths on-the-job last year alone, accounting for more than 500 fatalities.

Last week, a 25-year-old construction worker was killed as a result of such an accident involving contact with a piece of equipment. Reports indicate the accident happened Thursday at the site of a road construction project that … Read More

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New Bill Offers Firefighters Presumptive Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Cancers

by Thomas Stroble | May 27th, 2013

Controversy is swirling around a piece of legislation currently under consideration that would allow firefighters to receive Michigan Workers’ Compensation Benefits if and when they develop certain cancers. While some say the law would allow better healthcare coverage for those who sacrifice themselves for the safety of a community, others believe passing such a bill would be a financial burden to many communities.

An article published by the Lansing State Journal told the story of one firefighter whose life the bill could drastically change. The 36-year-old Sterling Heights man went to the doctor four years ago and was diagnosed with … Read More

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