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Warning about bad advice on the Internet and how to get free help from a workmans comp attorney in Michigan.

I recently had a client tell me he was going to “Google” the advice provided to him. He was concerned about access to future medical care if he were to settle his case.

I found this ironic because our law firm has a combined experience of over 100 years. We have handled hundreds of cases and have recovered millions of dollars in benefits for our clients.

We try to make our website a resource for people with questions about Michigan workmans comp. Remember that every case is different and must be evaluated on its own merits.

Here are some examples of bad advice found online. Consider this a warning about legal advice over the Internet.

Benefits stop after you’re declared MMI – False

Weekly benefits continue even after you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI). Michigan is a wage loss state and we do not have impairment ratings.

Think of maximum medical improvement as the point where you have reached a healing plateau and further treatment will not help. You can still claim weekly benefits if you are disabled.

You can’t settle your claim until you are done treating – False

You can settle your case at any time. Many people prefer settlement because it allows them to do their own medical treatment without interference from the insurance company.

The attorney fee on a settlement is only 10% if benefits are being paid voluntarily. This is the maximum set by Michigan law.

A judge can award benefits without a formal hearing – False

The employer or its insurance company can dispute benefits at any time. Most people who file a workmans comp claim do so because benefits are stopped.

If your case cannot be settled, you must proceed to trial. This is a formal hearing where medical evidence and your testimony will be presented. The magistrate will either award or deny benefits.

Free legal advice is available – True

Most experienced workmans comp attorneys give you free legal advice and take your case on contingency.  This means that you owe nothing unless you are successful with your case.

Call (855) 221-2667 for a free telephone or office consultation. We are available to help!

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 workmans comp benefits and never charges a fee to review a case.

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12/01/2012

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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.


“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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