Updated Magistrate Disposition Statistics

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics through August 31, 2018.

Magistrates decide facts and law for each contested workers’ compensation case. Their backgrounds shape how they view witness testimony and medical evidence.

We think it is important to know disposition statistics. This data is critical when evaluating a case for trial or settlement.

An open award is when a magistrate orders the employer/insurance company to pay continuing lost wages and medical treatment. A closed award is when a magistrate orders payment for a specific period. Denied results in no payment of any workers’ compensation benefits.

Magistrate      Open      Closed      Denied

Boyle                   0               1                   2

Castora               0               0                  0

Colombo             1               1                   4

Grunewald         1               1                    1

Housefield         1               0                    1

Klaeren               0              0                    2

Logan                  0              0                    3

McMurray          1               0                    2

Ognisanti            3              3                    0

Sims                     0              2                   0

Slater                   0              1                    0

Timmons            1               0                   2

Williams             0               1                   0

Woons                 1               2                   1

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 (844) 316-8033 for a free consultation today.

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Magistrate Disposition Statistics 2018

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