Wishing our blog readers a happy Fourth of July and a reminder about the challenges facing injured workers in Michigan.
Our law firm will be closed on July 3 & 4 in observance of Independence Day. We hope all of our blog readers have a wonderful holiday weekend.
Please also take some time and reflect on the challenges facing injured workers in Michigan. Special interest groups have used enormous political power to reform workers’ comp for their benefit.
We must take steps to reverse this trend. Here are 3 ways you can start making a difference immediately.
1. Educate yourself about the issues
Knowledge is power and you must understand your legal rights. This can level the playing field when battling big corporate interests. Watch out for insurance company tricks and always challenge an unfair denial. Talk to an experienced attorney and find out how to best proceed with your claim.
2. Get politically active
Michigan Republicans control the state house, senate and governor’s office. It’s no secret that recent changes were passed along party lines. Make your voice heard by contacting your elected representatives and asking them to protect workers’ comp. Don’t accept doublespeak about how 2011 reforms stabilized the system. These changes have been devastating for injured workers. Michigan citizens should come before insurance companies and corporate interests.
3. Change public perception
Michigan has seen a 28% drop in the pure premium rate over the last 3 years. New cases have also sharply declined over the last decade. Special interest groups feed the perception that everyone is just taking advantage of the system. There is no “crisis” for job creators so don’t believe the hype. You can fight back by telling friends and family members about your personal story. Most people have never been exposed to workers’ comp and have no idea what actually occurs.
Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.
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