Workplace accidents can occur suddenly, even when you have had extensive safety training. Once an accident occurs, you should notify your employer immediately and hire an experienced lawyer to help you with workers’ compensation claims.
A team of personal injury lawyers in Canton, Michigan, like the team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., can help you understand your rights and the compensation you might receive.
Workers’ compensation refers to a system of laws designed to protect workers who are injured at work. This compensation helps you through rehabilitation and covers other medical costs and lost wages or helps your family cover burial costs in the event of death on the job.
Workers’ compensation insurance can also cover future medical bills related to pain from the injury, such as physical therapy.
Work-related injuries that have long-lasting effects can prevent you from returning to the job for an extended time. In this case, you might be eligible for social security disability insurance (SSDI). This federal benefits program provides aid to individuals who are unable to work due to a permanent condition.
To qualify for SSDI, you must suffer from a condition that prevents you from working, so the condition must have lasted or be expected to last for at least 12 months. If you can work part-time, you must be incapable of making more than $1,260 monthly to qualify. You must also have a consistent work history and have been paying social security taxes in the past 10 years to be eligible for social security disability insurance. If you cannot do the same work you did before but could perform another work, you are not likely to qualify as disabled.
You should hire a workers’ compensation attorney to assist you with your social security disability insurance application. Statistically, 60% of applications are denied in the preliminary stage, with that number increasing to 80% further into the process. Having an experienced personal injury attorney to help you with the application and understand the appeals process can be hugely beneficial in getting you the compensation you deserve.
Workers’ compensation lawyers from a law firm like Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C., are well versed in helping injured workers seek financial support for their medical treatment, lost wages, and more. Contact our law office to schedule a free consultation today at 866-MICH-LAW.
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.