Michigan workers compensation lawyer explains the 2011 Notice of Dispute Report and lists the insurance companies with the highest percentage of disputed voluntary payment claims.
It is that time of year again to select our list of Michigan’s worst workers compensation insurance companies. We make our determination based upon the percentage of claims that are initially voluntarily paid and then later disputed. The data is gathered from the 2011 Notice of Dispute Report published by the State of Michigan. The average percentage for all insurance companies in 2011 is 9.7%
Excluded from the 2011 Notice of Dispute Report are claims in which a Form 104A was filed. This means that these disputed claims have not been challenged in court. This tells us that a huge percentage of people are simply accepting insurance company denials and are not fighting back. If you are one of those people, maybe these sobering statistics will change your mind.
Workers Compensation – 2011 Notice of Dispute Report
Here is our list of major insurance companies with above average percentages of disputed claims in 2011.
AUTO-OWNERS INSURANCE COMPANY 56.2%
AMERISURE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY 19.5%
FARM BUREAU GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY 60.3%
FARM BUREAU MUTUAL INSURANCE CO OF MICHIGAN 51.7%
HARTFORD ACCIDENT & INDEMNITY COMPANY 21.5%
How To Fight Back
There is no excuse for an insurance company to dispute over five times the state average number of claims. We believe that insurance companies must be held accountable for living up to their legal obligations. That is why it’s critical to challenge an unfair decision that denies you workers compensation benefits.
Call (855) 221-2667 to speak with an experienced workers compensation lawyer in Michigan. We offer free telephone advice and office consultations. There is never a fee unless workers compensation benefits are recovered for you.
– Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. Hes been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers compensation benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.
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