Part 1 of 3: Top Workers’ Comp Questions (2018)

We answer some of the most asked workers’ compensation questions in 2018 and explain options when an employer refuses to accept a claim for benefits.

Michigan law requires payment of workers’ compensation benefits to employees hurt on-the-job. These include lost wages, medical treatment, and vocational rehabilitation.

Some employers refuse to accept claims for workers’ compensation benefits. Fear of increased insurance premiums is usually the main reason. These situations are tragic because injured employees suffer without medical treatment or lost wages.

What can a disabled employee do when his or her employer refuses to cooperate? Form WC-117 (EMPLOYEE’S REPORT OF CLAIM) can be used to bypass the employer. A copy will be automatically sent by the WCA to the employer and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier.

Even when a claim is made, it can take weeks or months to start payment of benefits. This is especially true when the employer refuses to cooperate with the insurance company. We recommend contacting an experienced lawyer if this occurs.

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) 201-9497 for a free consultation today.

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