Magistrate Disposition Statistics (Q3 2017)

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics for third quarter of 2017.

Magistrates decide the facts and law for each workers’ compensation case. Their backgrounds shape how they view medical evidence and witness testimony.

Statistics published by the WCA show magistrates have given 6 open awards, 16 closed awards, and 20 denials so far. This period covers January 1, 2017 until September 30, 2017. We believe these statistics are useful when evaluating a case for settlement or trial.

An open award is when a magistrate orders payment of continuing wage loss and medical benefits. A closed award is when a magistrate orders the payment of some benefits. Denials result in no workers’ compensation being paid.

Disposition Statistics

Magistrate        Open        Closed        Denied

Boyle                 0                1                   0

Castora             0                3                   0

Colombo           0                3                   4

Grunewald        2                5                   2

Housefield        0                0                  1

Klaeren              1                0                  1

Logan                 0               0                  2

McAree              0               0                  1

McMurray         1                1                   1

Ognisanti          0                1                   1

Slater                  0               0                  0

Timmons           0               2                  1

Tjapkes              0               0                  3

Williams            1                0                  2

Woons                1                0                  1

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (844) 316-8033 for a free consultation today.

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Magistrate Disposition Statistics – 2017

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