Some industrial workplace accidents are relatively minor, and the victim only misses a brief amount of time at work. Sometimes, they are back at work the next day. Other work accident victims, however, are seriously injured and put out of commission for weeks, months, or longer. Michigan workers in this position may need to turn to workers’ compensation while they cannot work. The program helps those who get injured or sickened on the job.
Then there are those for whom an industrial accident costs them their lives. Families of the decesased may be entitled to survivors' benefits. Sadly, another such incident happened in Michigan recently. A 23-year-old man was killed at Colonial Plastics in Shelby Township when he was crushed by a press machine on March 5.