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State and Industry Work Together to Prevent Premises Liability Accidents

By Lipton Law on October 3, 2011 - No comments

The law of “premises liability” in Michigan covers accidents that cause injury or death as a result of a dangerous condition on a property. Slip and fall accidents are a common type of premises liability accidents, but injuries can also be caused by exposed utilities, badly-lit stairways or other areas, or any other condition that makes navigating the property dangerous. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) works with employers through the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) to reduce the number of dangerous conditions on workplace premises, keeping workers safer.

The MVPP works by giving companies the tools they need to maximize safety and minimize workplace accidents related to dangerous conditions on the premises. Companies that meet MIOSHA’s stringent safety requirements for at least three years running are awarded membership in the “Michigan Stars” program, which recognizes their commitment to safety. Companies that have the ability to meet MIOSHA requirements within three years and want to join the MVPP to help them meet that goal are added to the “Rising Stars” program. Michigan Star companies may mentor Rising-Star companies to help them meet all of MIOSHA’s premises safety requirements.

Workplace accidents are often covered by workers’ compensation insurance in Michigan, but slip and fall and other premises liability accidents may not be covered at all. If you’ve been injured by a dangerous condition on a Michigan property, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Michigan premises liability attorneys at Lipton Law to discuss your legal rights and options. Call us at (248) 557-1688 for a free consultation.