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What you need to know about workplace accidents

Personal injuries are often unexpected occurrences, and sometimes they can be instantly life-altering for victims. When it’s a workplace injury, it can be even more difficult for the victim and their loved ones. Not only must the injured worker worry about healing and recovering, but the added stress over recouping lost wages and covering medical bills is often overwhelming for victims of work related injuries on the job.

Victims of workplace injuries who are unable to continue working due to the injuries sustained on the job should seek legal counsel immediately. The injured worker should never unwittingly sign documents or attempt to face their company or insurance company on their own without first discussing the circumstances with a legal professional. In order to ensure equitable and fair treatment during workers’ compensation claims, having the backing of a strong legal team is crucial.

Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help alleviate that stress from Michigan residents who have been injured at work. The firm strives to provide workers in the state of Michigan with the most knowledgeable, thorough, and engaged workers’ comp lawyers in the state.

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What to do After a Workers' Compensation Accident

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Workplace injuries are different for everyone. When people think about workers’ compensation benefit recipients, they might automatically think of someone who fell from a ladder and sustained a major leg injury or someone who was electrocuted on the job. What people tend to forget about are injuries that are sustained over a long period of time while at work. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is a costly injury and can often be caused by repetitive work tasks. Severe sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome often cannot accomplish simple, basic daily tasks because the pain and inflammation is too extreme. Employees could file a workers’ compensation claim with their employer to recoup those lost wages and pay for any possible medical bills. In cases that involve accident related trauma, compensation might be available through a personal injury lawsuit.

Consulting with an experienced attorney could help victims recover more in compensation and restitution. Unfortunately, not every employee is granted workers’ compensation claims, but employers are still just as liable in ensuring workplace safety for their employees and workers.

Some examples of Michigan workers who may not be covered for workers’ compensation under state law are:

  • Some real estate agents or mortgage brokers
  • Some agricultural workers
  • A segment of small employers
  • Some domestic employees
  • Some railroad workers
  • Undocumented workers

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I’d like to thank Mr. Morse and the entire staff for the wonderful job they all did in bringing me such a large settlement. I will recommend this law firm to any and all who may inquire about the matters of personal injury. I’d like to thank Julie and Debbie for all their calls and contributing work, and JoAnn. God bless you all.

Larry A.

Every person I was in contact with made me feel like I was important. The accident changed my life in a second. What do you do? Who can help you? I have no income now. Huge medical bills. Mike got on it within days. It was a true comfort to have them all backing me up.

Lisa H.

“Trisha was great at answering all of my questions. I didn’t waste any time and just went with the best. The haven’t managed to build such a reputable brand for no apparent reason, obviously they do a great job for their clients.”

Mike C.

Workers’ Compensation FAQ

Do I have a Michigan workers' comp case?

Determining whether or not you have a workers’ comp case in Michigan depends on several factors. If you were injured on the job, it’s important to act swiftly and report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. Workers’ comp benefits are afforded to any worker who is injured when the worker is “on the clock” and working during their scheduled work hours. Workers’ comp benefits operate on a no-fault system, so regardless of who was at fault when the accident and injury took place, you as the worker and victim of injury wouldn’t be held liable. Even with these great laws, some companies and businesses try to circumvent the system designed to protect and shelter workers during injury. It is precisely because of these unscrupulous insurance agencies and employers that lawyers and attorneys must evaluate workers’ compensation claims to ensure fair and reasonable terms are being met.

What is the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law?

When a person dies due to negligence, abuse, medical malpractice, faulty products, or otherwise, Michigan wrongful death law allows beneficiaries to recover damages from the person or corporation responsible.

Usually, beneficiaries are related to the deceased or serve as personal representatives for the estate and may be the:

  • Spouse
  • Child
  • Descendent
  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Sibling
  • Children of the surviving spouse

In Michigan, you can seek two main types of damages for wrongful death claims. Pecuniary damages include financial injury that resulted from the fatal event:

  • Loss of support presents a large problem for many families after an unexpected death. So you are entitled to demand compensation for the income that your loved one would have earned had he or she lived.
  • Medical expenses can multiply rapidly after a severe injury. Michigan wrongful death lawsuits can help you recover what you spend on medical transport, treatment, surgery, and other costs related to the fatal accident.
  • Funeral and burial expenses are often included as damages in a wrongful death settlement.
  • Loss of household services refers to the monetary value of the household services that the deceased party contributed to the household. For instance, if your family member cared for the children, you may be entitled to that service’s replacement value – the cost of childcare.

Of course, the pain and suffering of wrongful death goes beyond financial losses. When serious or intentional wrongdoing is involved, you may seek punitive damages on behalf of your family member. In some states, a court might use damages to punish people for wrong actions and discourage others from similar behavior. The State of Michigan does not allow punitive damages for punishment, but it has allowed these damages in extreme cases.

An attorney from our Michigan law firm can advise you about what damages you are eligible to seek for your wrongful death claim. Since opening our doors 25 years ago, we have won over $1 billion for our Michigan clients. Why not see what we can do for you?

Remember, we offer Michigan residents a free consultation to explore your legal rights. And you pay no fees until we win your Michigan wrongful death case. Schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you by calling 855-MIKE-WINS as soon as possible.

What is the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Legal Advice?

What is workers’ compensation insurance? When a person is injured at work and unable to continue working or earning a living for themselves and their family as a result of the injury, workers’ compensation insurance is meant to keep them financially afloat during their recovery. Workers’ compensation benefits are meant to pay for unexpected medical bills and lost wages resulting from workplace accidents and workplace injuries. Workers or employees do not pay for workers’ compensation insurance, and there aren’t any payroll or paycheck deductions for workers’ compensation.

Becoming familiar with all the details about workers’ compensation isn’t realistic for most people facing a workplace injury. Employers and insurance companies know most workers’ compensation claimants are uneducated about workers’ comp law. Employers and insurance companies can sometimes take advantage of that ignorance and they can make it difficult for workers to make a fair insurance claim and receive these benefits.

As an injured worker who requires urgent medical care or ongoing medical treatment, it can be tough to also be saddled with the burden of navigating through the complexities of workers’ compensation law. Lost wages and compensation loss during this time doesn’t help matters. Recovering from these workplace injuries should be your top priority.

Workplace accident cases can be incredibly complex. They require a specialized legal understanding that comes with education and experience. It’s not uncommon for a person recovering from a workplace accident to feel unsure about how to best proceed with their employer and insurance agent in the aftermath of an accident. Without legal representation, an injured worker can be exploited and treated unfairly. Employers might attempt to deny wage replacement or reimbursement for medical care, for example. Unfortunately for the injured or sick employees and their families, they aren’t in a position to be on the offensive after such an ordeal, and their weaknesses are used as a weapon against them without proper legal defense.

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