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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.

Understanding your legal rights under workers’ compensation and when a case does not exist.

We frequently get telephone calls from individuals who feel pressured to contact a lawyer. They are told by friends and family members that a workers’ compensation case must exist.

Our experience shows these are minor injuries that do not require our assistance. Most workers’ compensation claims are paid without issue.

The hardest part is explaining to friends and family members that a lawyer is not needed. Here are some examples of when a person does not have a workers’ compensation case in Michigan.

No pain and suffering

Michigan adopted its first workers’ compensation law in 1912. Employees hurt on-the-job receive wage loss and medical care. In exchange, employers get protection from civil lawsuits. This means a person hurt at work cannot sue for pain and suffering. Workers’ compensation is the “exclusive remedy.”

Back to work

Workers’ compensation pays lost wages to employees who are unable work. Wage loss benefits end when a person returns to gainful employment. Many people live paycheck-to-paycheck and cannot afford to miss work. There are no additional benefits unless a person is earning less money because of restrictions or is found to have a specific loss.

Medical is paid

All reasonable and necessary medical treatment should be covered under workers’ compensation. Insurance companies sometimes take weeks or months to make payment. Medical bills that are not disputed are usually paid without issue.

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.

Related information:

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Author Bio Jeffrey Kaufman

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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.