In Michigan, employees may be entitled to compensation for workplace injuries even if the injury wasn’t directly the employer’s fault. No matter what the nature of your injury, you should seek out an experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Ann Arbor to learn your options.
Filing for workers’ compensation is never as easy as submitting your medical bills and filling out a form. Employer insurance companies might work to deny your claim, so you need expert legal support to make sure you win what you deserve.
Michigan law stipulates that workers who are injured on the job are eligible for up to 80% of their lost wages after-tax, up to a set amount per week. In addition to this, workers may receive compensation for medical expenses.
Your eligibility for benefits may be impacted by your status as an independent contractor. However, independent contractors are sometimes still eligible for coverage under an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, especially if that contractor should legally have been hired as an employee.
There are other complicating factors that may make you eligible for more benefits. An experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Ann Arbor can walk you through possible disability benefits and compensation for lost wages.
In some cases, employers’ workers’ compensation insurance companies may try to claim your injury was not serious enough to warrant time off. They may also try to claim you are ineligible for compensation due to failure to follow company safety rules.
This is why lawyers are an essential part of the workers’ compensation process. Although filing a claim appears easy at first glance, there are many potential pitfalls and opportunities for your claim to be rejected. An attorney experienced in personal injury law can help ensure you have all of your evidence fully assembled for a solid, winnable case.
Injured workers in Michigan need all the help they can get to navigate the workers’ compensation benefits system. The law office of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. provides legal services for a wide range of workers’ compensation and other personal injury cases.
Our senior partner, nurse attorney, Eileen Kroll, can help you understand your options based on the severity of your injuries. Call us today at 866-MICH-LAW for a free consultation.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.