You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured on the job. Getting professional help for your workers’ compensation claim can help maximize the benefits you receive.
In Michigan, employers must carry insurance to cover an employee in the event of an injury. If a private employer has three or more employees at any one time or employs one or more workers for 35 or more hours per week for 13 or more weeks, the employer is subject to the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act (Section 115).
This workers’ compensation law states that the injured party can receive compensation for medical bills, vocational rehabilitation services, and a percentage of lost wages. The injured party can also receive compensation for a permanent injury that limits the ability to work in the future.
Businesses are responsible for providing injured workers with the forms necessary to file a claim.
While you cannot be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim, you are not guaranteed your job will be there when you recover. Some employers may keep the job available for a period of time, but they have a right to fill it eventually.
If you feel that your employer is offering you a job that is not within your medical restrictions, or a job that is demeaning, or an insurance company is denying some part of your claim, getting help from an experienced attorney specializing in workers’ compensation issues can ensure that your dignity is respected and your right to coverage is maintained.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., our team serves the Lansing, Michigan area and offers our services to Michigan workers and federal employees when they experience workplace injuries. We specialize not only in workers’ compensation law, but also in personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability litigation as well.
The professionals at Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C., are ready to meet with you — at our law offices, your home, or some other location — to review your case and explain your legal rights. After this initial free consultation, if we decide to work together, we take your case on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t receive payment until we successfully secure adequate compensation for you.
Contact our law firm toll-free (24 hours) at (866) 868-3779 or use our convenient online form to schedule your free consultation.
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