Workplace Woes, Law Stories & Cases | Goodwin & Scieszka

Businessman yelling at another businessman while angrily pointing pen at him

Although there are laws meant to encourage workers to report unsafe and dangerous conditions in the workplace or to speak out about illegal practices their employer engages in, many workers are still hesitant to do so because they’re afraid of losing their job or otherwise being punished for speaking out. The same laws that give

Two construction workers making pencil marks on wood for cutting

When you’re working in construction, there’s a certain amount of risk that comes along with it. With all the powerful tools, heavy equipment, electrical wires, and work that involves being high off the ground, its easy to see how much potential there is for construction site accidents to happen. There’s so much that can go

Warehouse worker carrying a box and holding back in pain

Whether you work in an office or a construction site, every workplace comes with its own set of hazards. But even if you’re working in areas that have a reputation for being dangerous like construction sites and factories, there is no excuse for your workplace being needlessly dangerous. Employers are required to provide workers with

Man pushing woman in a wheelchair

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

Work Injury Claim Form with stethoscope and pen

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

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