Workers' Compensation Lawyers
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. LegalGenius lawyers are specialists in workers’ compensation, and we can help you pursue your workers’ compensation claim.
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What is Workers’ Compensation?
When an employee of an organization gets injured on the job, they are entitled to Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation is a set of laws that provides an employee: wage loss benefits, payment for medical expenses and vocational rehabilitation provided the employee becomes injured or disabled while on-the-job. set monetary income without the hassle of litigation and the potential costs associated with it if the person becomes injured or disabled on the job. State laws govern the State framework; Federal laws govern benefits for Federal employees such as postal workers.
Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers four (4) major disability programs. These include:
- Federal Employment Compensation Act: Provides compensation for non-military, federal employees. Under this Act, the benefits are for employees who endure disabilities or die during the employees’ performance or job duties but are not caused intentionally by the employee.
- Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act: Provides compensation to certain waterfront employees.
- Black Lung Benefits Act: Provides compensation for miners who suffer from Pneumoconiosis or their families, if their death is attributable to that disease.
- Energy Company Occupational Illness Compensation Program: Provides lump-sum compensation and health benefits to eligible Department of Energy nuclear weapons programs employees.
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If you’ve been injured at your place of work, LegalGenius can advise you on the best course of action that best fits your particular needs. Our firm extends throughout Michigan and across the country. Several other states which our firm occupies are: Ohio, Mississippi, Georgia, Indiana, Alabama and Illinois. LegalGenius also provides consultation to those living in Ontario, Canada and maintains an office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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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 YOU 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 negligence.
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’ compensation act.
Injured on the Job? You're entitled to benefits no matter who is at fault.
Worker’s compensation benefits which may be available to you include:
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 orders.
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 injury.
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.
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 benefits.
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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
- 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.
Some Conditions for Which You Can Recover Worker’s Compensation Benefit
- 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
Additional conditions not listed above may also qualify you to receive compensation benefits. Fore more details, please contact LegalGenius at 1-800-209-4000.
Worker’s Compensation Benefits Need Medical Experts and Treatment
We can refer clients in need of medical treatment to clinics, who employ medical specialists and can provide physical therapy.
Worker’s Compensation Benefits Legal Expertise
We employ specialists in workers’ compensation cases who have a combined total of over 100 years of legal experience.
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