Magistrate Disposition Statistics (01/01/2013 – 09/30/13)

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Agency releases more bad news for people who are seeking workers compensation benefits in Michigan.

Statistics for 2013 do not look promising. Only 12 open awards have been granted. This is contrasted by 52 denials. If you include 17 closed periods, the chances of recovery at trial improve to just 55%.

More of our clients are finding their wage loss benefits automatically reduced based upon imaginary wages. The insurance company says work is available but no job is actually offered. We have also seen a sharp increase in disputed claims based upon pre-existing conditions.

The blame falls squarely on the Michigan Legislature when it amended the Act in 2011. It has become so difficult to prove a case that many people walk away with nothing. Disabled workers must also hire expensive vocational experts and look for jobs that don’t even exist.

Statistics

Magistrate                   Open               Closed             Denied

Birch                             0                       0                      0
Boyle                             0                       1                      3
Buehler                         1                       0                      4
Castora                         0                       0                      2
Colombo                      0                       1                       0
Grunewald                   2                       1                       7
Klaeren                         1                       0                      1
Kurtz                             2                      3                       1
Logan                            1                       0                      6
Mason                           0                      0                      0
McAree                         1                        1                      6
Moher                           0                       0                      0
Ognisanti                     0                        1                      9
Purcell                          0                        1                      1
Rochau                         1                        0                      0
Slater                            2                       1                       5
Timmons                     0                       2                      0
Tjapkes                        1                         4                      6
Williams                      0                        0                      0
Woons                          0                        1                      1

Fixing the system

Michigan’s Workers Compensation Act is a compromise of employer and employee interests. It was intended to be remedial and liberally construed to grant, rather than deny, benefits.  Recent legislative changes have pushed the system to the tipping point.

To speak with one of our workers compensation lawyers in Michigan, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years.  Alex has helped countless people obtain workers compensation benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

Related information:

WCA: Magistrate Disposition Statistics – 2013 (as of 09/30/13)

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