Category Archives: Michigan workers’ comp law

Injured On Lunch Break Workers’ Comp Claims: What You Need To Know

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer discusses injured on lunch break workers’ comp claims. We are frequently contacted by employees injured on lunch break asking about workers’ comp claims. These types of claims are difficult because employers always think suspicious activity is going on. Workers’ comp benefits get disputed, sticking the disabled employee with unpaid wages and […]

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Cervical Radiculopathy Workers’ Compensation Settlement: What You Need To Know

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer discuss neck injuries and information on a cervical radiculopathy workers’ compensation settlement. Getting hurt at work can be a life changing event. This is especially true when a person develops cervical radiculopathy after hurting their neck on-the-job. It can result in chronic pain symptoms that restrict work and life activities. Many […]

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Workers’ Compensation Penalty Payment Explained

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer explains the workers’ compensation penalty payment when the insurance company refuses to pay weekly checks or medical bills. I have written extensively about the challenges our clients face when they are hurt on-the-job. It can be devastating when the primary wage earner is disabled and unable to earn a living. Most […]

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What Happens If An Employer Does Not Report An Accident?

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer explains what happens if an employer does not report an accident and how to protect legal rights. One of the questions we get from our clients is “what happens if and employer does not report an accident? Our attorneys have 100+ years of combined experience handling workers’ comp matters. Dealing with […]

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I Was Injured At Work, What Are My Rights in Michigan?

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer talks about benefits and suing an employer. Michigan workers’ compensation law protects employees who are injured at work giving them certain legal rights. It is a compromise between employee and employer interests. Employees receive guaranteed medical and lost wages in exchange for giving up the right to sue in a civil […]

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Is Workers’ Comp Taxable Income in Michigan?

Michigan attorney discusses whether payments under workers’ comp are income tax free. We get lots of telephone calls and emails with the question: Is workers’ comp taxable income? Many of these callers are in a panic because they have not received a W2 or 1099 from their employer and it is almost Tax Day. Some […]

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How Long Do I Have To Sue For Work Related Injuries?

Michigan attorney explains important time frames when an employee gets hurt on-the-job and how long they have to sue for work related injuries. Timing is everything when it comes to workers’ compensation. Many disabled employees get left out in the cold because they did not report an accident or file a claim on time. Some […]

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What Questions Are Asked At A Workers’ Comp Hearing?

Michigan lawyer discuses what questions are asked at workers’ comp hearing and how to prepare witness testimony. One of the most common questions we get from our clients is “what questions are asked at a workers’ comp hearing?” Our law firm has over 100 years of combined experience handling workers’ comp cases in Michigan. We […]

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How Long Do Workers’ Comp Appeals Take?

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer explains the workers’ comp appeals process when the employer or insurance company file a Notice of Dispute. Workers’ comp benefits are disputed for a variety of reasons. It can be based upon late employee notice, failure to make a timely claim, or employee misconduct. Some disabled employees have their workers’ comp […]

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Michigan Workers’ Compensation Rates for 2020

Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency (WDCA) releases Michigan workers’ compensation rates for 2020 and how to calculate the weekly benefit amount. Michigan workers’ compensation rates for 2020 are set by law. The maximum weekly comp rate for 2020 is $934.00. It is the weekly amount a disabled employee should receive when unable to work because of […]

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