Michigan Workers’ Comp Lawyers

Helping Workers Get the Benefits They Deserve

Hurt on the job? A workplace injury can turn your life upside down, especially if the insurance company wants to deny or reduce your workers’ comp benefits. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers can best protect your rights and help you get the weekly benefits and medical care you’re entitled to.

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$1.45 settlement: largest reported Workers Comp settlement in Michigan 2023
$1.45 million, largest settlement reported for Workers' Comp in Michigan 2023
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Is the insurance company’s offer fair? We fight hard to make sure our clients get maximum value for their workers’ compensation cases.

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We’ve earned the trust of thousands of injured and disabled workers statewide, with over 100 5-star reviews from satisfied clients.

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Our attorneys are recognized experts, with the awards and honors to prove it. Need help with a claim? We’re the ones you should call.

Our Michigan Workers' Comp Lawyers Have Been Fighting for Injured Employees for More Than 40 Years

If you’re unable to work, it shouldn’t be difficult to get the workers’ compensation or Social Security disability benefits you’re entitled to. Unfortunately, thousands of Michiganders face uncertain futures when their legitimate claims are reduced or denied.

For more than 40 years, our award-winning Michigan workers’ comp laywers have helped injured and disabled workers in Michigan understand their legal rights (and their employers’ legal responsibilities), stand up to employers and insurance companies, and get the benefits they deserve—so they can have financial security and peace of mind.

Whether you need help filing a claim, fighting an unfair denial, obtaining past due benefits, or negotiating the best possible settlement, trust the skilled, experienced, and tenacious attorneys Michiganders have relied on for decades.

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Real Results for Workers and Their Families

Our workers’ comp lawyers have more top-reported settlements than any other attorney or law firm in the state, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly newspaper and VerdictSearch

A worker suffered paralysis after falling from a roof. Benefits had been disputed based on alleged employer premium fraud and statutory employment. This was the largest reported settlement in the state that year for a workplace injury.
Largest workers’ compensation settlement in the state in 2021. Our attorneys secured this settlement for our client who suffered a serious traumatic brain injury as a result of a work-related slip and fall on ice.
Our attorneys recovered this settlement to help a worker who was paralyzed after falling 15 feet into a manhole. It was the largest reported workers’ compensation settlement in Michigan for the year of 2023.
Our attorney obtained this recovery for a worker who was paralyzed in a workplace accident. The award recovered was the second largest reported amount in the state for that year for a workplace injury.
This workers’ compensation settlement helped an injured worker after the insurance company refused to pay for benefits and medical items.
This payout amount helped our client obtain medical treatment and vocational rehabilitation on his own terms, after the insurance company had been slow to approve medical treatment and disputed the need for surgery.


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Your Free Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Michigan

Practical, actionable knowledge and advice for workers and families

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Cases Our Michigan Workers' Comp Lawyers Handle

A workplace injury can happen to anyone, at any time, despite the best intentions of everyone involved. That’s why virtually every employer in the state is required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees, regardless of their industry or job role.

However, that doesn’t mean all workers’ compensation cases are the same. For example, injuries that happen on a construction site can get incredibly complex and difficult to resolve, due to the involvement of contractors, subcontractors, and the potential for shared negligence and multiple applicable insurance policies. Other industries and situations can pose their own unique challenges.

Our Michigan workers comp lawyers are the best in the business and work with injured workers across all fields, at every stage of the process. Our firm has been handling these cases (as well as Social Security disability insurance cases) for more than four decades, and we’ve recovered millions of dollars for employees across the state.

The best time to call us is always right away after your injury, but even if you’ve already begun the claims process, don’t hesitate to reach out—especially if you’re starting to get resistance from the insurance company, or just aren’t sure you’re getting all the compensation you deserve. Initial consultations are always free, so you have nothing to lose.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve been injured at work, you probably have a long list of questions about what to do next and what to expect from the litigation process. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers have covered a few of our frequently asked questions (FAQ) here.

What is considered a workers’ compensation injury?

Any injury or disease caused by employment is supposed to be covered under workers’ compensation insurance. The most common injuries happen due to a traumatic event at work—for example, lifting something heavy and herniating a disk. Occupational diseases that develop over time from work activities should also be covered. This includes degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, and hearing loss.

What is a workers’ compensation claim?

Employees who cannot work because of an accident or illness can make a workers’ compensation claim. Depending on your circumstances, you might be eligible for compensation for your lost wages, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation. However, to get these benefits, you must file a legal claim.

How do I file a workers’ compensation claim?

Filing a claim involves two important steps.

  1. Giving notice: you must notify your employer within 90 days of the injury. Notice can be verbal, so just telling a supervisor or manager is enough.
  2. Making a claim: you must make a claim within two years of your injury. A claim can also be verbal, so asking for paid time off or medical treatment is sufficient.

Once you’ve notified your employer and made a claim, it will file a formal, written claim on your behalf. If they do not, you may file a form WC-117 with the Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency. Employees who provide notice and claim have protected their legal rights and can seek workers’ compensation benefits anytime in the future.

There are strict deadlines, called the one- and two-year back rules, that might limit your benefits. Watch out for employers who refuse to accept workers’ compensation claims and make sure to get one of our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers involved right away.

What are workers’ compensation benefits?

Employees hurt on the job are usually eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

  • Wage loss benefits: 80% of an employee’s after-tax average weekly wage. Lost wages should be paid while an employee is disabled.
  • Reasonable and necessary medical care: your employer or its insurance company should cover all your work-related medical bills, medications, and other healthcare costs.
  • Vocational rehabilitation: if you cannot return to your past work, you can get help finding another job (this can include returning to school to learn new skills). However, some insurance companies use vocational rehabilitation to pressure workers into settling their cases.
  • Attendant care: family members can get paid up to 56 hours each week for helping with activities of daily living.
  • Mileage: the insurance company should compensate you for driving to and from doctor’s appointments.
  • Equipment and home modifications: medical devices (like wheelchairs, prosthetics, and TENS units) and vehicle and home modifications should be covered when appropriate.

However, employers can dispute your benefits at any time. If the insurance company is sending you to an IME (independent medical examination) or a vocational counselor of their choosing, these are red flags—and you should immediately consult with a Michigan workers’ comp lawyer.

If your benefits are terminated, you must file an Application for Mediation or Hearing to challenge the dispute—your attorney can help you with this process.

Do I need a lawyer for a workers' comp claim?

Michigan workers’ compensation claims are rarely simple and they often require an experienced workers’ comp lawyer for detailed analysis of your medical records, work history, and functional capacity. A single mistake can lead to a denial or reduction of your benefits.

Additionally, insurance companies have attorneys on staff who review claims even before they are disputed. They use private investigators and defense medical examiners to play dirty. They are looking for an excuse to stop workers’ compensation benefits.

It is always recommended that you have an attorney on your side to level the playing field. There is no fee to meet or discuss a claim with our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers. Find out about hidden dangers before they jeopardize payment of medical or wage loss benefits.

When should I hire a workers comp lawyer?

In Michigan, it is critical to hire a workers’ comp lawyer right away. Understanding your legal rights is the best way to protect yourself and maximize settlement value. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers can ensure the correct amount of wage loss is being paid and expose potential legal issues. There is never a charge to evaluate a case and fees are only paid if additional money is obtained.

How much does a workers' comp lawyer cost?

The State of Michigan sets a fee schedule for all work injury claims, and the percentages for attorney costs depending on how your case resolves. For example, if your case goes to trial and a workers’ compensation magistrate awards you benefits, your attorney might get a 30% attorney fee.

However, if you settle before trial, they should get 20% of the first $100,000 and 15% of the remaining settlement. Different attorney fee structures might apply depending upon whether the case is disputed or not. If you want to understand which rates apply to your case, please contact our office for more information.

How do I choose a workers' comp lawyer?

When choosing the best Michigan lawyer for your case we recommend you choose one with many years of experience with workers’ comp claims. When choosing an attorney, it’s important to ask what percentage of their cases involve work injury claims and what results should be expected.

Watch out for attorneys who dabble in the field because inexperience can lead to critical mistakes. Make sure you have a good rapport with any attorney and feel comfortable discussing problems with them. Experienced Michigan workers’ comp lawyers will be happy to discuss their qualifications and provide a free consultation.

What happens if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?

Insurance companies want to deny claims because it saves them money. Employees who find their workers’ compensation benefits denied should file an Application for Mediation or Hearing. This will start a formal court process where a magistrate will decide if additional workers’ compensation benefits should be paid. Medical evidence from your doctor can be used to prove entitlement. We think it is a good idea to hire a workers’ comp lawyer and challenge any unfair denial, so legal rights are fully protected. Many denied claims are eventually settled for a lump sum cash payment.

Get Help From our Michigan Workers’ Comp Lawyers Today

You’re not alone. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers have been called the best in the state, and our clients love how they’re treated with care, respect, and responsiveness. We will give you the time you need, we will explain your legal rights, and we will always treat you with respect.

Our workers’ compensation and Social Security disability lawyers always put your needs first. Get to know your legal team.

Our attorneys post regularly about common issues related to workers’ comp, including common injuries, settlement calculations, laws, and more.

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Our attorneys post regularly about common issues related to workers’ comp, including common injuries, settlement calculations, laws, and more.

Our workers’ compensation and Social Security disability lawyers always put your needs first. Get to know your legal team.