Category Archives: Wage earning capacity

Average Workers’ Comp Settlement In Michigan For 2019

How much is the average workers’ comp settlement in Michigan? Many of the disabled employees who contact our office want to know the average workers’ comp settlement in Michigan. Our job as workers’ comp attorneys is to explain legal rights and make recommendations. This allows them to make an informed decision about settlement and what […]

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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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Employability & Wage Earning Capacity Analysis

Warning for disabled employees who find their weekly checks reduced or stopped. Workers’ compensation is a safety net for employees hurt on-the-job. It covers medical treatment, lost wages, and vocational rehabilitation if needed. The amount paid for lost wages is generally equal to 80% of an employee’s after-tax average weekly wage. A good rule of […]

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Workers’ Comp Benefit Checklist

Use our checklist to make sure you are getting all the workers’ comp benefits required to be paid under Michigan law. It is shocking to see the number of disabled employees who do not get paid the maximum required under Michigan workers’ comp law. Insurance companies pay the wrong dollar amount or forget to tell […]

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Spotting workers’ comp issues

How minor issues can turn into major problems if attention is not paid to your workers’ comp claim. Attorneys are taught to spot issues in law school. This is an important skill that can make or break a workers’ comp case. Understanding Michigan law and how it applies to a set of facts is crucial […]

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There is no such thing as a dumb question!

Why there are no dumb questions and answers that can help with your workers’ comp situation. We believe knowledge is power and there are no dumb questions. Understanding legal rights is the best way to ensure a quick and fair recovery. Here are five questions and answers employees should know about their workers’ comp benefits […]

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Part 2 of 3: Workers’ Comp Formula

Calculation of wage loss benefits when the insurance company decides an employee has a post-injury wage earning capacity. Michigan workers’ comp law has undergone changes in the last few years. The most controversial is a reduction for phantom wages. This is when the insurance company decides someone has a post-injury wage earning capacity (PIWEC). PIWEC […]

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Michigan Workers’ Compensation Rates for 2018

WCA releases Michigan Workers’ Compensation rates for 2018 and how to double check insurance company math. The WCA announced that the Michigan Workers’ Compensation rates for 2018; the maximum weekly comp rate for 2018 is $900 per week. Michigan law places a cap on how much a person can receive under workers’ comp. It is […]

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Minimum wage increases on January 1, 2018

Reminder about minimum wage increase on January 1, 2018 and how this could impact workers’ comp benefits in Michigan. Michigan employees will see an increase in the minimum wage from $8.90 to $9.25 per hour on January 1, 2018. We are strong advocates for a living wage and applaud this change. Increasing the minimum wage […]

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45% drop in pure premium rate since 2011

Michigan employers save estimated $446 million on workers’ compensation costs as pure premium rate continues to fall. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has announced the pure premium advisory rate for workers’ compensation insurance will drop by an average of 9.3% for 2018. Employers have now seen a 45% drop since 2011 and […]

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