Magistrate Disposition Statistics (January 2013 – June 2013)

Michigan workers compensation lawyer comments on disturbing statistics for the first six months of 2013.

We blogged yesterday about the types of awards that a magistrate can order. Now let’s talk about actual statistics for 2013.

Statistics show 6 open awards, 11 closed awards, and 31 denials. This means your chance of recovering some benefits at trial is approximately 54%.

We find it disturbing that only 6 people in 2013 have been granted continuing benefits. This is most likely related to changes in the law that have made it more difficult to prove disability.

Individual Magistrate Statistics

Magistrate                   Open               Closed             Denied

Birch                             0                       0                      0
Boyle                             0                       1                       2
Buehler                         1                       0                       1
Castora                         0                       0                       1
Colombo                       0                      0                       0
Grunewald                   1                       0                       5
Klaeren                         1                       0                       0
Kurtz                             0                       3                       1
Logan                            0                       0                      4
Mason                           0                       0                      0
McAree                         0                       0                      3
Moher                           0                       0                      0
Ognisanti                     0                        1                      4
Purcell                          0                        1                      1
Rochau                         1                        0                      0
Slater                            1                        0                      4
Timmons                     0                        2                      0
Tjapkes                        1                         3                      5
Williams                      0                        0                      0
Woons                          0                        0                      0

Free Legal Advice

The above statistics are just a snap shot in time. Each case must be evaluated on its own merits.

To speak with one of our workers compensation lawyers in Michigan, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. We never charge a fee unless you are successful with your case.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s 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.

Related information:

WCA: Magistrate Disposition Statistics – 2013

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