Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases its 2017 Notice of Dispute Report and how self-insured automobile manufacturers stack up.
Michigan law requires employers purchase workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. It pays for medical treatment and lost wages if an employee gets hurt on-the-job. In exchange for payment of these mandatory benefits, employers receive immunity from civil lawsuits.
Big corporations can seek approval from the State of Michigan to become self-insured. This means they are responsible for payment of workers’ compensation benefits out-of-pocket. Michigan has many self-insured employers because of our large manufacturing base. General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler are at the forefront.
We previously blogged about the 2017 Notice of Dispute Report and selected our picks for the worst insurance companies in Michigan. This report shows the number of claims that were voluntarily paid and then later disputed. Excluded are claims in which an Application for Mediation or Hearing was filed.
We thought it would be interesting to see how the big three automobile manufacturers stack up in the 2017 Notice of Dispute Report. The average for all self-insured employers is 6.8% disputed claims.
General Motors 215 total claims 21% disputed
Ford Motor Company 132 total claims 5% disputed
Fiat Chrysler 95 total claims 18% disputed
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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