|Workers’ compensation: Work Related Injuries |
If you or a loved one is injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of who is at
fault. The law requires employers to buy insurance and to compensate employees in case of work-related injuries.
|Workers’ Compensation Benefits |
A work injury can be traumatic enough without the added confusion and frustration of workers’ compensation laws and
regulations. If you're hurt at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced attorney can
make a significant difference in the benefits you may receive. At the LegalGenius, PLLC, our attorneys work aggressively to
assemble the necessary evidence, calculate the amount of compensation due, initiate the appropriate workers’ compensation
proceeding, and bring the litigation to a prompt and favorable resolution, because we know the devastation that a work
related accident can cause to the injured worker and his or her family.
Michigan workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance program, EVEN IF Y0U ARE AT-FAULT YOU ARE STILL ENTITLED TO BENEFITS.
Workman’s Compensation is considered a "no fault" insurance system because the worker is compensated regardless of blame
unless the accident is caused by intoxication, willful misconduct, or gross negligence.
Workers’ Compensation is generally an injured employee's sole remedy. This means that, except for rare exceptions, if you
are injured on the job, you are entitled only to workers’ compensation benefits and nothing else. A workers’ compensation
claim is entirely different from a claim for negligence such as in an auto accident. In fact, the negligence of the employer
in causing the accident is not even an issue in workers’ compensation claims. This often works to the benefit of the injured
worker because in most cases it is far more difficult to prove the negligence of the employer, and lack of negligence of the
employee, than it is to prove that the employee was injured on the job. Many injuries on the job are not caused by anyone's
However, if someone, who is not a co-employee was negligent in causing your injuries, you have the right to pursue a third
party action against that person and any others responsible. You will then be entitled to recover a monetary amount to
compensate you for your injuries. You will also be able to simultaneously pursue your remedies under the workers’
We are specialists in workers’ compensation, and we can help you pursue your workers’ compensation claim. Worker’s
compensation benefits which may be available to you include:
Medical Benefits - You are entitled to 100% payment for medical treatment, at no cost and with the doctor of
your choice, for treatment of your work related injury. If needed, we can refer you to doctors or specialists for
treatment, surgery, rehabilitation, and second opinions.
Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits - If you are unable to work while being treated for your work
related injuries, you may be entitled to temporary total disability benefits. These benefits pay you up to two-thirds
of your salary while you are at being treated for and recuperating from your work related injury under your doctor's
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits - If you have received a permanent impairment as a result of your
work related injury, you may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits. The amount of the disability
benefits will depend on the severity of the permanent impairment, as well as your average weekly wage prior to the
Vocational Rehabilitation - If it is found that your work related injury does not allow you to return to your
job, you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation benefits. Vocational rehabilitation can assist you in returning
to work by providing a retraining program designed to help you learn new skills necessary to obtain a job you can
perform even with your work related injury.
Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits - If you are injured to the extent that you are unable to return to
any type of gainful employment, even with the assistance of vocational rehabilitation, you may be entitled to weekly
benefits for life.
Death Benefits - If you were a total or partial dependent of an employee who died as a result of a work
related injury, you may have the right to recover death benefits, which may include burial expenses and weekly
We will provide you with counsel regarding your workers’ compensation rights as well as represent you in your disputed
claims. We will advise you as to benefits you should be receiving and as to the benefits you may be entitled to receive in
the future. We also advise you about the numerous traps and pitfalls that currently exist in the workers’ compensation system
that can lead to an abrupt and often unwarranted discontinuance of your benefits. Contact the lawyers at the LegalGenius,
PLLC for a free initial consultation. Evening and Saturday appointments are available upon request.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a work-related accident, contact us for
evaluation of your worker’s compensation case and to learn your legal rights.
|Worker’s Compensation Benefits Qualifications|
Some Conditions for Which You Can Recover Worker’s Compensation Benefits
- Person injured on the job.
- Persons who have been laid off, fired, retired or quit their jobs can be entitled to benefits.
- Widows and dependents may be entitled on behalf of the deceased.
- Retirees may be entitled to benefits in addition to their pension and Social Security.
- A worker that has left his or her employment due to sick leave, may still be entitled to benefits.
- A working person may be entitled if he or she has suffered a loss of wage earning capacity.
Worker’s Compensation Benefits Need Medical Experts and Treatment
- Arthritis and Bursitis (back, neck, arm, shoulder or leg problems)
- Back and Neck (sprain, strains, ruptured disc, fractures)
- Repetitive Stress injuries (hands, shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis)
- Shoulders (rotator cuff tear, tendinitis)
- Lung Disease (chronic bronchitis, shortness of breath, asthma)
- Heart Disease or stroke (if caused by an unusual event on the job)
- Dermatitis or Skin Disease
- Mental or Emotional Problems
- The above list is not inclusive, please call us at 1-800-LAWYERS for further details.
Worker’s Compensation Benefits Legal Expertise
We can refer clients in need of medical treatment to clinics, who employ
medical specialists and can provide physical therapy.
We employ specialists in workers’ compensation cases who have a combined total of over 100 years of legal experience.
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