Viral video shows sad reality facing workers comp claimants

Michigan workers comp lawyer explains how insurance companies will refuse to pay benefits regardless of the facts.

One of the most frustrating parts of my job as a lawyer is when an insurance company denies payment of workers comp benefits for no good reason.  This is frequently seen when an insurance company decides that your medical condition is not work-related.  The insurance company will make this decision without consulting your doctor or considering how the injury actually occurred.

The reason the video went viral is because it demonstrates just how insurance companies think.  Defense attorneys know the value of a workers comp case but often their hands are tied.  An experienced workers comp lawyer on your side can hold the insurance company accountable for its actions.

It is cheaper for the employer to do the right thing in a workers comp case

It is better business for an employer to take care of its injured workers by providing prompt medical care and wage loss benefits. No employee wants to be hurt and unable to work. Recovery is generally much faster if workers comp benefits are paid voluntarily.  A faster recovery reduces the amount of workers comp benefits that will ultimately need to be paid.  This will result in lower workers comp premiums for the employer.

Michigan law requires that most employers buy workers comp insurance.  This is to protect both the employer and the employee from a work-related injury. Your employer should support the payment of workers comp benefits and stand up to the insurance company when the wrong decision is made.

Don’t let the insurance company deny your workers comp benefits

Insurance companies will deny valid workers comp claims with the hope that you just go away. It is cheaper to deny a claim then to pay workers comp benefits voluntarily. Insurance companies will even refuse to pay a workers comp settlement hoping that your medical or financial situation becomes so bad that you must give up.

To speak with one of our workers comp lawyers, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. There is no fee unless workers comp benefits are recovered for you.

Alex Berman is the founder of the law firm. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years.  Alex has helped countless people obtain workers comp benefits and never charges a fee to review a case.

Related information:

How insurance companies use IME doctors to abuse the workers comp system

How much is my workers comp case really worth?

03/01/2011
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