One of the most critical components of running a business is employee health and safety. Unfortunately, just because it’s essential doesn’t mean it’s always done well.
Knowing your rights as an injured worker is critical when you’re involved in a workplace accident. Whether it’s what steps to take following a personal injury or how to apply for Workers’ Compensation, our personal injury lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., can help.
Something as minor as a slip and fall in the workplace might be worth enlisting legal services to pursue, especially if it resulted in a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury. Regardless of the accident, Dearborn-based law firms like ours can help you build your case and get the compensation you deserve.
Workers’ Compensation and employment laws in Michigan ensure that basic payments are covered for any workplace injury. All employers in the state must have an insurance policy or be self-insured.
The benefits that you can get from Workers’ Compensation include a portion of your wages and coverage of medical and rehabilitation expenses associated with your injury.
In the first 28 days following the injury, your employer has the right to choose your healthcare provider. After eight days off, wage loss subsidies at 80% of your after-tax wage begin. These benefits will continue for as long as you experience wage loss.
Even if four-fifths of your wages and medical expenses are covered, there are still limits to what Workers’ Compensation can do for you. Remember, these compensation policies aim to get you back to work. As a result, sometimes, the costs that Worker’s Compensation covers are insufficient and don’t adequately reflect the damages associated with your injury.
Depending on the employer’s actions in relation to the accident, you may be eligible for more compensation.
A personal injury lawyer has an established background in similar lawsuits. They can walk you through all the steps you need to take to file a claim while ensuring you meet deadlines and other legal requirements. If there are tough decisions to be made, personal injury law firms can offer an objective perspective. They’ll also be comfortable with medical jargon, collecting evidence for the claim, and negotiating with insurance companies.
Furthermore, it’s vital to have an advocate on your side who can walk you through a trial if needed.
Are you looking to claim your injury case? Our injury attorneys, serving Dearborn, MI and Farmington Hills can help. We offer free no-obligation initial consultations. Call our law office at (866) 868-3779 to discuss the merits of your claim. We also represent surviving next-of-kin and descendants in the case of wrongful death on the job.
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.