You should select a lawyer who specializes in workers comp so you can get the most benefits available under the law.
It is critical that you select a lawyer who specializes in workers comp. This area of law is complicated and mistakes are easily made. A lawyer who specializes in workers comp will be happy to discuss his or her qualifications with you.
Ask how many workers comp cases are handled per year and if the lawyer has actually tried any cases recently. Find out how the lawyer wants to proceed with your specific workers comp case. An experienced workers comp lawyer will be happy to answer all of these questions.
It costs you nothing to hire a lawyer who specializes in workers comp
You should not be charged a fee to meet or discuss your case with a workers comp lawyer. Insurance companies and employers pay big hourly rates for their workers comp lawyers. Michigan law recognizes that this is not practical for an injured worker and allows workers comp cases to be taken on contingency. This means that no fee will be charged unless workers comp benefits are recovered for you.
A lawyer who specializes in workers comp can only charge so much
Michigan law limits the amount a workers comp lawyer can charge to 10% if benefits are being paid voluntarily and the workers comp case is settled.
A workers comp lawyer can charge 15% of the first $25,000 and 10% on the remainder if workers comp benefits have been disputed and the case is settled.
It is possible for a workers comp lawyer to charge 30% of the back pay if the case must go to trial and you win.
There is never an attorney fee if you do not get workers comp benefits.
What a workers comp lawyer can do for you
An experienced workers comp lawyer can help you get medical treatment while your workers comp claim is disputed. Many health insurance companies will pay disputed medical bills provided you have a pending workers comp case.
Cash assistance may also be available while your workers comp case is pending. Some employers offer disability plans known as short-term disability (STD) or long-term disability (LTD). Each disability plan has its own rules and many times you will have to pay the plan back if workers comp benefits are later received.
Get the help you need
A lawyer who specializes in workers comp can show you how to maximize your recovery.
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. Hes 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.