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If you should find yourself disabled and need to apply for government benefits, the type of benefits you’re most likely to apply for are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. SSDI benefits can continue for as long as you are unable to work and your condition has not improved. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines

In the state of Michigan, workers compensation provides people injured on the job with benefits for three key things: health care, vocational rehabilitation, and wage loss. Health Care When you’re hurt on the job, first and foremost, you need to get medical attention right away. Your employer or their insurance company is responsible for covering

The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Act provides for employees injured within the scope of their employment. The Act reduces an employer’s liability because it prevents them from being sued for injuries that occur on the job. The act bars all claims, UNLESS the employer commits an intentional tort. However, employers often try and reduce having to

Workers’ compensation is a statutory scheme that’s known as the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act (WDCA). It’s a security blanket for employers because it limits their liability if employees are injured on the job. The WDCA covers employees but not independent contractors. In order to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor, there’s

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