Q&A Week – Part 1 (Lost Wages)

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Real questions from our clients about Michigan workers’ compensation and their lost wages.

5299199423_f8de99f3ee_mQ. How much money should I receive?

A. Weekly benefits equal 80% of the after-tax value of your average weekly wage. This amount is calculated using the highest 39 paid weeks before you got hurt. Overtime and premium pay should be included. A good rule of thumb is to expect about 60% of your pay. The maximum amount for 2016 is $842.00 per week.

Q. When will I get my first check?

You must be disabled for at least 1 week before lost wages are paid. A week is 7 consecutive days and includes weekends. Checks are not considered late until 30 days past due.

Q. How long will I be paid?

A. Weekly benefits continue until disability ends or you return to work. Watch out for insurance companies who say you can find another job and cut-off benefits early. This is based upon “wage earning capacity” and it is not always fair!

Q. Can I settle for a lump sum cash payment?

A. Many people settle their claims for a cash payment. The amount will depend upon your weekly comp rate and whether you can return to work in the near future.

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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