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Michigan Workers Compensation: Burden of Proof

Michigan workers compensation lawyer explains the burden of proof after Stokes v. Chrysler.

As workers compensation lawyers, our job is to explain the law and help our clients obtain wage loss benefits.

The Michigan Supreme Court in Stokes v. Chrysler addressed the burden of proof.  The Court stated that: “To establish a disability, the claimant must prove a work-related injury and that such injury caused a reduction of his maximum wage-earning capacity in work suitable to the claimant’s qualifications and training.

To establish the latter element, the claimant must follow these steps:

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