Video: The Origin of Workers Injury Laws in the U.S.

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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.

Michigan work injury lawyer explains the origin of workers compensation and what this means for your own claim today.

The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) recently hosted a symposium and shared a great video explaining the origin of workers compensation law.

“Race to the bottom”

Michigan adopted its first workers compensation law in 1912.  The law was a compromise between employee and employer interests. Employees gave up the right to sue in civil court in exchange for what are essentially no-fault benefits.

Workers compensation pays wage loss, medical treatment, and vocational rehabilitation. Pain and suffering is not available.

The problem is that special interest groups have worked hard to reduce these benefits. Insurance companies and big corporations still want the protection from civil lawsuits but they don’t want to pay anything for workers compensation.

Today, an insurance company can use a fake job to cut off wage loss. Other changes make it impossible to get medical treatment if you can’t show a significant aggravation. This means you might not be hurt enough to qualify!

How to protect your workers compensation benefits

If your benefits have been disputed, you need to stand up for your legal rights. Insurance companies want you to abandon your claim and give up. Prove them wrong and fight back!

Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation with one of our work injury lawyers in Michigan. We will explain your legal rights and make sure that you receive the correct benefits.

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:

How Michigan workers compensation can protect you after an at-work injury

08/01/2012

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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.


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