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    Exploring the Facts About Worker's Compensation

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Worker’s compensation laws are designed to protect the rights of workers. If you are injured on the job, worker’s compensation will ensure that you receive appropriate compensation and coverage for your injuries. As a worker, it is important to have a good understanding of how worker’s compensation laws work. Let’s take a look at some important facts about worker’s compensation.

    How Worker’s Compensation Works

    Worker’s compensation is a no-fault coverage system that provides financial compensation for injured workers. If a worker experiences an injury at the jobsite, worker’s compensation will provide coverage for lost wages, rehabilitation, and medical bills. In addition, worker’s compensation covers vocational rehabilitation that will help a person get back to work. These benefits ensure that a job-related injury does not create financial hardship for a worker.

    Workers Do Not Pay for Worker’s Compensation

    As a worker, you are not responsible for paying worker’s compensation. It is illegal for an employer to deduct worker’s compensation fees from the paychecks of their employees. Instead, an employer must obtain insurance from a company that provides worker’s compensation benefits. In the event of an injury, the insurance company will pay for the worker’s compensation.

    Workers Should Act Immediately After an Injury

    If you are injured while working, it is important to notify your employer right away. The employer can provide a physician to treat the worker for the first 28 days of recovery. After this period has passed, the worker can choose to seek treatment from another doctor. By notifying the employer right away, the worker will ensure that he or she receives full compensation.

    If you have been injured on the job, do not hesitate to contact Jay Trucks & Associates. Our injury lawyers understand your rights, and we can help you receive full compensation for your injuries. To learn ore about the services that our negligence attorneys, wrongful death lawyers, or personal injury lawyers can offer you, call our Saginaw offices at (989) 386-3456. 

    Examining the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Riding a motorcycle can provide you with a unique thrill. While motorcycles are incredibly fun, they can also pose a serious hazard to the rider. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are more likely to cause serious injury or death than other types of collisions. To help you stay safe when you are riding a motorcycle, it is helpful to be aware of the common causes of motorcycle collisions. Here is an overview of some common reasons for motorcycle crashes.

    Head On Collisions

    Head on collisions are one of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes. In the event of a head on collision, a car hits the motorcycle from the front. These types of crashes are often caused because the driver of the car does not see the motorcyclist in time. A head on collision can cause serious injuries or fatality to the motorcycle rider.

    Cars Turning Left

    Cars turning left pose a serious danger to motorcyclists. When a car is making a left hand turn, it can strike the motorcycle on the front or the side. If the driver of the car does not spot the motorcycle, he may collide with the motorcycle. During this type of collision, the driver of the car is almost always at fault.

    Lane Splitting

    Lane splitting is a term that describes when two or more motorcycles share a single lane. A collision may occur if the motorcyclists lose control, or if a car passes too close. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the driver of the car may be at fault for the collision.

    At Jay Trucks & Associates, our personal injury lawyers can assist you if you have been in a motorcycle accident. We provide our clients in the Saginaw area with expert representation for claims including negligence, wrongful death, and personal injury. To set up a consultation, give our Saginaw offices a call at (989) 386-3456. 

    Getting To Know the Jay Trucks & Associates Firm

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Since Jay Trucks founded Jay Trucks & Associates in 1979, his firm has helped thousands of Michigan residents. Over the years, Jay Trucks & Associates has secured millions of dollars for clients based on cases related to personal injury, workers compensation, Social Security disability, dog bites, wrongful deaths, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective medical products, and more. We are known throughout Michigan because of our statewide visits, our experienced attorneys, and our policy of charging no fees unless we win your case. We are a family owned and operated law firm with the desire to help you as best we can.

    To find out if you have a basis for a case, contact the attorneys at Jay Trucks & Associates. We are available by phone 24 hours a day at (989) 386-3456. Visit us online to learn more about our practice areas, and to read testimonials from our clients and to see our recoveries from prior cases.

    Understanding How Workers' Compensation Works

    Last updated 7 months ago

    If you have suffered an injury on the job that requires medical treatment, you may be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is different in each state, but in general it is a no-fault concept. In other words, unless you intentionally injured yourself, you are covered, which means you are entitled to medical care as well as some percentage of your lost earnings while you are seeking treatment. For more information about how workers’ compensation works, watch this video.

    Were you recently injured on the job? If so, call Jay Trucks & Associates at (989) 386-3456 for a free consultation to see if you have a workers’ compensation case. We have more than 30 years of experience, and do not charge fees unless we win your case. Visit our website to learn about our other practice areas and to read the results from our previous cases.

    Steps to Take If You Are Bitten By a Dog

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans receive dog bites each year. If you suffered an injury because of a dog attack, you may be entitled to have your medical expenses and lost wages covered. Read below for the steps you should take if you are bitten by a dog.

    Assess the Injury at Home

    Many dog bites can be treated at home using basic supplies. First, place a clean towel over the dog bite to stop any bleeding. Wash the injured area carefully with soap and water and then try to keep it elevated. Apply antibiotic ointment to the injury and place a bandage on top of it. Each day you should apply more antibiotic ointment to the wound and change the bandage.

    Seek Medical Attention If Necessary

    It’s important to see a doctor after a dog bite, especially if the dog is unfamiliar, or if the bite is deep or will not stop bleeding. You should also see a doctor is the bite wound seems to be showing symptoms of infection, such as warmth, swelling, redness, and pus. When you visit the doctor, he or she will ask you a number of questions about the owner of the dog, whether the dog is up to date on vaccinations such as rabies and tetanus, whether the dog was provoked or unprovoked, and if you have any health conditions that put you at greater risk for a severe infection. The doctor will assess the injury and clean the wound thoroughly.

    Call a Dog Bite Lawyer

    In some cases, the injured party is entitled to have his or her medical expenses paid for by the owner of the dog. To seek the help of an attorney who can assess the plausibility of a personal injury case, call a dog bite lawyer and arrange for a consultation.

    If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite attack, contact the dog bite lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates. Visit our website to learn about our experience and reputation in Michigan, and call us at (989) 386-3456 for more information.

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