Knowing your rights as a worker is critical when you’re involved in a workplace accident. You and your employer need to be aware of the steps to take following a personal injury in the workplace and how to apply for workers comp.
Regardless of the situation, it’s a good idea to consult with a personal injury law firm after sustaining an injury on the job. An experienced law office like Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., can help you file a personal injury claim to assist with the costs of medical bills, lost wages, and more.
The team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., are leading workers’ compensation lawyers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Various workplace accidents occur, whether they’re car accidents or injuries resulting from a slip and fall. Medical care can be expensive, especially if you’re already on reduced wages from workers’ compensation.
Our expert team of workers compensation attorneys has dealt with many kinds of personal injury cases and can advise you on the evidence you’ll need to effectively build your case.
Workers’ compensation is in place to supplement an employee’s wages and cover necessary medical bills following a workplace accident, regardless of if the employee is at fault for the accident. Michigan employers typically take out an insurance policy for workers’ compensation from a private insurance company.
While accidents can occur quickly in the workplace like slips and falls due to spills or tripping hazards, it is the employer’s responsibility to provide a workplace free of hazards. The correct protocols must be followed when this occurs.
Once you’re on workers’ compensation, in Michigan, your employer can choose your healthcare provider for the first 28 days, and 8 days after your accident, your wage lost subsidy will start to come through. After 14 days, disability pay at up to 85% of your average salary begins.
Workers’ compensation ensures all those injured in the workplace are entitled to healthcare and rehabilitation that gets them back to work. But sometimes the costs covered by this act are insufficient, depending on the level of injury.
In the event of accidental death, you may want to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one. If you have no-fault insurance, you will receive coverage regardless of who is at fault. Either way, contacting legal counsel is the best way to make sure you get the most compensation you are eligible for.
Our personal injury lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. are experienced and eager to help you with your case. Don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation at (866) 868-3779 today.
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.