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Magistrate Disposition Statistics (Q1 2019)

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics covering period January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019. Michigan employees who are hurt on-the-job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This includes lost wages, medical treatment, and vocational rehabilitation if needed. Most workers’ compensation claims are paid by the employer or its insurance carrier without dispute. […]

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Top 10 Fast Facts (2018-2019 Edition)

Our annual Top 10 Fast Facts for workers’ compensation in Michigan. Fact #1: The maximum rate for 2019 is $921.00 per week. This is based upon a state-wide average weekly wage of $1,022.92. High wage earners are capped at $47,892.00 annually regardless of their salary. Fact #2: Travel reimbursement is $0.58 per mile beginning January […]

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Updated Magistrate Disposition Statistics

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics through August 31, 2018. Magistrates decide facts and law for each contested workers’ compensation case. Their backgrounds shape how they view witness testimony and medical evidence. We think it is important to know disposition statistics. This data is critical when evaluating a case for trial or settlement. […]

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Charts & Graphs (2017-2018 Edition)

Our charts and graphs show current statistics and trends for workers’ compensation in Michigan. This chart shows the age of workers’ compensation cases pending across the State of Michigan. Most parties can expect resolution within 12 months. Some cases take 24+ months. New cases have declined over the last decade. This downward trend continued in […]

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MiScorecard Performance Summary (Dec 2017)

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases its MiScorecard for end of year and it shows little change. Governor Rick Snyder created Michigan Dashboard to provide a quick assessment of state government. We have been critical of this tool because of the metrics used and the missing human component. The WCA has now released its MiScorecard for […]

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Top 10 Fast Facts (2016-2017 Edition)

Our annual list of top 10 facts and statistics for workers’ compensation in Michigan. Fact #1: The maximum rate for 2017 is $870.00 per week. This is based upon a state average weekly wage of $965.62. High wage earners are capped at $45,240 annually regardless of their salary. Fact #2: Travel reimbursement rates have been […]

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Disposition Statistics (01/01/15 – 12/31/15)

Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics for calendar year 2015. Statistics published by the WCA show magistrates gave 23 open awards, 27 closed awards, and 35 denials in 2015. An open award is when a magistrate orders payment of continuing benefits. A closed award is when a magistrate orders payment of benefits […]

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Top Ten Fast Facts (2013-2014 Edition)

Our list of top facts and statistics for workers’ compensation cases in Michigan. Fact #1: The maximum rate for 2014 is $805.00 per week. This is based upon a state average weekly wage of $893.44. Fact #2: The average workers’ compensation settlement was $62,198.08 in 2013. This represents a small increase from the previous year. […]

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