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Q1. What is considered a workers’ compensation injury?

Any injury or disease caused by employment is supposed to be covered under workers’ compensation insurance. The most common injuries happen due to a traumatic event at work—for example, lifting something heavy and herniating a disk. Occupational diseases that develop over time from work activities should also be covered. This includes degenerative disc disease, carpal […]

Q2. What is a workers’ compensation claim?

Employees who cannot work because of an accident or illness can make a workers’ compensation claim. Depending on your circumstances, you might be eligible for compensation for your lost wages, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation. However, to get these benefits, you must file a legal claim.

Q3. How do I file a workers’ compensation claim?

Filing a claim involves two important steps. Giving notice: you must notify your employer within 90 days of the injury. Notice can be verbal, so just telling a supervisor or manager is enough. Making a claim: you must make a claim within two years of your injury. A claim can also be verbal, so asking […]

Q4. What are workers’ compensation benefits?

Employees hurt on the job are usually eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Wage loss benefits: 80% of an employee’s after-tax average weekly wage. Lost wages should be paid while an employee is disabled. Reasonable and necessary medical care: your employer or its insurance company should cover all your work-related medical bills, medications, and other healthcare […]

Q5. Do I need an attorney for a workers’ compensation claim?

Workers’ compensation claims are rarely simple. They often require a detailed analysis of your medical records, work history, and functional capacity. A single mistake can lead to a denial or reduction of your benefits. Additionally, insurance companies have attorneys on staff who review claims even before they are disputed. They use private investigators and defense […]

Q6. When should I hire an attorney?

It is critical to hire a workers’ comp attorney right away. Understanding your legal rights is the best way to protect yourself and maximize settlement value. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers can ensure the correct amount of wage loss is being paid and expose potential legal issues. There is never a charge to evaluate a […]

Q7. How much does a workers’ comp lawyer cost in Michigan?

The State of Michigan sets a fee schedule for all workers’ comp claims, and the percentages for lawyer costs due to attorney change depending on how your case resolves. For example, if your case goes to trial and a workers’ compensation magistrate awards you benefits, your lawyer might get a 30% attorney fee. If you […]

Q8. How do I choose a workers’ comp lawyer in Michigan?

We recommend choosing a lawyer with many years of experience with Michigan workers’ comp claims. Ask what percentage of their cases involve workers’ compensation law and what results should be expected. Watch out for attorneys who dabble in the field because inexperience can lead to critical mistakes. Make sure you have a good rapport with […]

Q9. What happens if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?

Insurance companies want to deny claims because it saves them money. Employees who find their workers’ compensation benefits denied should file an Application for Mediation or Hearing. This will start a formal court process where a magistrate will decide if additional workers’ compensation benefits should be paid. Medical evidence from your doctor can be used […]