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We have blogged about the opioid crisis on several different occasions. President Trump just declared it to be a national emergency. This will free up federal dollars for additional treatment programs.

Treating symptoms of chronic pain can be very difficult. Addiction to painkillers is something that happens to people on workers’ comp. It can lead to overdose, illicit drug use, and even death.

Here are some questions about workers’ comp and addiction treatment. We encourage anyone who feels like they have a problem to reach out for help.

Is addiction treatment covered under workers’ comp?

Michigan law requires all medical treatment be paid under workers’ comp. This includes help for addiction related to prescription painkillers. There should never be any co-pays or deductibles that you owe. Do not let cost get in the way of help you need.

Will I lose my weekly comp checks while in treatment?

Individuals on workers’ comp are entitled to receive 80% of their lost wages. Weekly benefits continue until a person can successfully return to work. This includes time away for addiction treatment.

What kind of options are available?

A treatment plan should be created by a doctor of your choosing. Some people do better as an outpatient while others must be admitted into an inpatient facility. All reasonable and necessary treatment options should be covered. This includes other medications that are needed to relieve the effects of a work-related medical condition.

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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Our workers’ compensation and Social Security disability lawyers always put your needs first. Get to know your legal team.