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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.

Five steps you should know about when hurt on-the-job in Michigan.

Many people call our office wondering about the steps involved in workers’ compensation. Stress and confusion is never a good recipe for a quick recovery.

We think knowledge is power so here are five steps you should know about when seeking workers’ compensation benefits.

Step 1: Give notice

Michigan law requires notice within ninety days. However, it is critical to report injury as soon as possible. Employers think late notice a red flag and will automatically question your story. We have seen cases where notice was given the very next day and the insurance company still denied payment.

Step 2: Make a claim

Workers technically have two years to make a claim for benefits. Claim can be oral so simply asking for medical treatment should be enough. But waiting two years to seek medical care is never a good idea! We recommend seeing a doctor immediately and making sure a correct medical history is provided.

Step 3: See company doctor

Choice of doctor is limited during the first 28 days and it is common to be seen at an industrial clinic. These facilities do not always make the correct diagnosis. We recommend selecting your own doctor as soon as possible.

Step 4: Collect wage loss benefits

Wage loss benefits are not paid during the first seven days unless disability continues for more than two weeks. Injured workers are generally required to use sick pay or vacation time. Many employers also offer light duty instead of paying lost wages. Unfortunately, this can be abused when a person is forced to work beyond medical restrictions.

Step 5: Plan for the future

We recommend talking with an experienced attorney if you have a serious workplace accident. It is possible to leverage workers’ compensation benefits into a cash settlement. This allows a person to seek medical treatment on their own terms and/or find a new job within restrictions.

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 (855) 221-2667 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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Don’t let the insurance adjuster push you around. Request your free consultation today.

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Our attorneys post regularly about common issues related to workers’ comp, including common injuries, settlement calculations, laws, and more.

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