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You’re not alone. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers have been called the best in the state, and we pride ourselves on providing you with care, trust, and responsiveness.

Take our pop quiz and see if you understand Michigan workers’ comp law.

Q1. Mark was hurt at work and given six days off. Does he qualify for wage loss benefits under workers’ comp?

A1. Michigan law requires a person to be disabled for a period of at least seven days. He will not receive any wage loss benefits.

Q2. Marilyn is getting weekly checks from workers’ comp. How much does she receive?

A2. Michigan law requires payment of 80% of her after-tax average weekly wage. This amount is subject to a maximum of $870 per week.

Q3. Jeff is not satisfied with his medical treatment. Can he select his own doctor?

A3. Michigan law allows a person to select his or her own doctor after 28 days.

Q4. Alex is currently receiving wage loss benefits but is still technically employed. Does he need to perform a good faith job search?

A4. Michigan law requires a good-faith job search as a condition of receiving wage loss benefits.

Q5. Larry has been receiving workers’ comp benefits for several years. Can his benefits be stopped based upon an independent medical examination (IME)?

A5. Insurance companies can dispute payment of workers’ comp benefits at any time.

Q6. Angel has been given a five-pound lifting restrictions and is unable to perform the duties of her regular job. Can her employer force her to accept a different position?

A6. Disabled employees are required to attempt any job provided it is within their restrictions and a reasonable distance from home.

Q7. Jennifer receives a medical bill from her doctor. Is she responsible for the unpaid balance?

A7. Medical treatment is covered 100% under workers’ comp. There should never be any co-pays or deductibles.

Q8. Joe wants to settle his workers’ comp case and find a new job. How much can he expect to be paid?

A8. The value of future wage loss and medical benefits can be traded for a lump sum cash payment.

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.

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman
Michigan Workers Comp Attorney

Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


“Jeff also helped me with getting my Blue Cross bills paid. I would absolutely recommend him and the whole firm. Jeff and the firm did everything they were supposed to do for me and my case.”
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