Workers' Compensation

Detroit Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Helping Clients Who Were Injured at Work

Michigan requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. In this state, workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means that neither your fault nor your employer’s fault is assessed when you need medical compensation, wage replacement, and other benefits after experiencing a work injury. Many who apply for workers’ comp with valid claims eventually get it, but it’s not the easiest process to undergo by any means.

When you need to use the workers’ compensation system in Michigan, you need a legal guide who can support your claim at each step along the way. Most initial claims are denied by the system because injured workers attempting to navigate this process on their own are prone to making critical errors against their interests.

With help from our Detroit workers’ compensation attorney, you can reduce the risk of denial, but it can still happen due to many different factors. In this case, the attorneys at Bahrie Law can help you draft and file an appeal to recover the maximum possible benefits for your unique situation.

If you need a guide to help you with taking the first step or if you need someone to advocate for your appeal after a denial, you can rely on Bahrie Law to provide the legal support you need.

For more information and to schedule a free consultation, contact our Detroit workers' compensation attorney or call (800) 785-9924 now! 

Workers’ Compensation Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for workers’ compensation is very broad in Michigan. This means that most people who are injured in one way or another at work probably meet the eligibility requirements for workers’ comp.

If you meet the following criteria, you will probably qualify for workers’ comp in Michigan:

  • Your injuries or illness are the result of work-related activities or conditions, or occurred while you were on the job.
  • You are classified as an “employee,” regardless of whether you’re a part-time, full-time, or seasonal employee.
  • You did not cause your injury or illness by engaging in willful or wanton negligence and/or misconduct.

Although these eligibility criteria seem simple to meet, the specific circumstances of your employment and the accident and work can trigger a denial when you should otherwise qualify. To avoid this situation, or to get help appealing such a denial, immediately contact our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in Detroit for assistance!

What Can Workers’ Comp Provide?

Workers’ compensation benefits in Michigan can account for the following and more:

  • Medical Benefits for reasonable and necessary medical treatment for your work-related illness or injury. This can include emergency care, surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation, medication, and more.
  • Lost Wage Benefits to account for the wages you lost because you were recovering from your injuries or were temporarily unable to return to work for the same reason. If an employee is permanently unable to return to work, they can also receive lost wage benefits.
  • Total Permanent Disability is available for workers who are permanently unable to return to work due to a complete disability caused by the work-related illness or injury. This is available only in cases where an employee has lost two limbs or the use of two limbs, suffers from an incurable mental disorder, or is completely blind.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation is available to workers who need financial assistance to afford education, retraining, and job-placement services due to their work-related injury. These benefits can also provide reasonable accommodation to workspaces.
  • Death Benefits can be payable to a deceased employee’s surviving dependents, such as a spouse and/or child. These benefits include up to $6,000 for funerary and burial expenses and up to 80% of the employee’s average weekly wage for 500 weeks.

What Do I Do After I Become Injured at Work?

Here are a few actions you can take after you are injured on the job:

  • Seek immediate medical attention. If necessary, call 911.
  • Immediately report the work-related injury or illness to your employer. By law, you must do so within 90 days.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions and treatment plan.
  • Don’t return to work, even for light-duty work, before your doctor gives you the OK.
  • Make sure your employer files the Employer’s Basic Report of Injury form with the Michigan Bureau of Workers’ Disability Compensation.

You Have 2 Years to File Your Claim

The statute of limitations to file a workers’ compensation claim is two years from the date of the accident causing injury, or the date you discovered or could have reasonably discovered an illness or injury.

This means that you may only have a limited time to take the right steps toward securing the benefits you need to move on with your life. If you need any assistance with any part of this process, you can count on our Detroit workers’ compensation attorney to provide the support you need.

Contact Bahrie Law online or call (800) 785-9924 now to learn more.

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