On-the-job injuries are an all too common occurrence in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are injured in the workplace, resulting in medical bills and lost wages. Sometimes, something as simple as a slip or fall can create not only physical trauma but financial chaos for an injured worker. In cases of severe injury or wrongful death, some families never recover.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you may have explored your options for compensation. In the State of Michigan, most workplace injuries are covered under your company’s workers’ compensation insurance company, and many people mistakenly believe that to be their only recourse.
The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. can tell you that’s not always the case. The law firm’s distinct set of practice areas, including workers’ compensation, labor law, medical malpractice, and personal injury, give them a more complete understanding of the complexities of your workplace injury case.
Although many workplace injury complaints are successfully resolved through workers’ compensation, the process can be complicated, and calculating lost wages can be challenging. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help ensure recovery of all the workers’ compensation benefits and lost wages you’re entitled to, including overtime, premium pay, and bonuses.
Although most on-job-injuries are subject to resolution via workers’ compensation, there are circumstances under which a personal injury civil case may be warranted. If, for example, the circumstances of your injury indicate negligence on the part of your employer, a personal injury lawyer attorney can assist you in determining additional damages to which you’re entitled.
In Michigan, workers’ compensation doesn’t allow compensation for pain and suffering, but a civil case does. The experts at Cochran, Kroll, and Associates, P.C., know the parameters of personal injury law and may be able to help you recover additional restitution.
While most companies in Michigan are required to have workers compensation insurance, there are exceptions. For example, federal workers and some agricultural workers or small business employees may not be covered. Labor laws are particular and may vary from industry to industry. Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., have an extensive labor law background and can help you determine the specific statutes that may affect your case.
From Grand Rapids to Detroit, Michigan, Cochran’s law office, Kroll & Associates, P.C., is the go-to firm for assistance with work injury and workers’ compensation laws. We are committed to establishing attorney-client relationships that cater to the unique needs of each individual case. If you’ve been injured in the workplace, call our law office at (866) 868-3778 to schedule your free consultation 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.