If you or a loved one has been injured on the job in the state of Michigan, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Insurance companies, claims, and the statute of limitations are issues that can be confusing and disorienting, especially after a workplace accident.
Legal services from a law office well-versed in personal injury law and workers’ compensation cases can help guide you, getting you what you’re due.
Under the Michigan legal system, every employer in the state is required to carry insurance to cover any legal issues involving workplace injuries.
The only types of employees not eligible for compensation under the Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Act are federal employees like those who work for the post office, employees of small businesses with less than three employees, individual farmworkers, and independent contractors.
Injured employees must contact their employers within 90 days of the incident.
A claim needs to be filed within two years of the injury, or two years after the injury manifested, according to the Michigan statute of limitations for workers’ compensation cases. A Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Sterling Heights understands the details of the claim procedure and can help you meet deadlines and file the requisite paperwork.
If you’ve been injured and have lost wages due to your injury, you may be entitled to wage loss benefits. In Michigan, there is no distinction between permanent disability and a temporary one, so no matter how severe your injury is, you will be able to garner some financial recompense.
If your doctor has told you to take off work because of your injury, you can start collecting benefits after seven days. If your doctor has told you you must take off more than two weeks, you can receive lost wages from the first seven days as well.
Our law firm of Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. has highly rated workers compensation attorneys and can help you understand the details of your workers’ compensation insurance claim. Serving Grosse Pointe and Sterling Heights, Michigan, we are dedicated to your continued livelihood.
To move forward, peruse our lawyer directory and contact us for a free consultation at 866-MICH-LAW. We are here to help you get what you need to heal.
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.