We are pleased to announce that Margaret is the winner of Michigan Worker’s Comp Law’s fifth annual scholarship for law school students.
Margaret has been selected as our fifth annual scholarship for law school students winner and will receive a check for $500. This money can be used for law school tuition and related expenses. She is a 3L at The George Washington University Law School. Selection was based upon the strength of her essay and scholastic achievements.
We asked law students to give their point of view on how current laws impact employees’ legal rights regarding workplace injuries. Do they feel their state’s laws are too strict or too lenient regarding workers’ compensation? Eligibility requirements also included being a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and enrollment in an ABA accredited law school within the United States.
Margaret’s winning essay gave an informative overview of Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws and what small changes could improve the system in the future. As she stated:
“Before law school, I worked as a legal assistant at a workers compensation law firm outside of Atlanta where I saw firsthand the variety of challenges faced by workers injured on the job.”
Her essay for Michigan Worker’s Comp Law’s fifth annual scholarship for law school students provided an excellent viewpoint on her state’s unique workers’ compensation laws especially in how coverage is required to be provided by a state fund as opposed to private insurance companies. Finally, she pointed out an important conclusion:
“Overall, the important role that attorneys play in these cases should also not be forgotten and it can often be essential that injured workers have such an advocate to help them navigate the confusing system of workers compensation. “
We congratulate Margaret and wish her much success in the future.
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) 201-9497 for a free consultation today.