Workers Comp Magistrate Statistics 2011-2012

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Workers comp attorney in Michigan breaks down the win and loss record for current magistrates.

Most of our clients have never been exposed to the workers comp system. It usually comes as a big shock when their benefits are denied.

We find the litigation process causes great stress and anxiety. Understanding court procedure can go a long way to alleviate some of these feelings.

One way to make the litigation process easier is by knowing which magistrate will hear your case. Here is some information about disposition statistics for 2011-2012 that may help you decide if you should settle or proceed to trial.

Why the magistrate assigned to your workers comp case matters

The truth is that everyone brings their own personal biases to their jobs. Magistrates who decide workers comp cases are no different.

Some magistrates have defense backgrounds while others have spent their entire careers fighting for injured workers. These different experiences can color the way a magistrate views an injury. It’s not intentional but it can make a difference in a close case.

It is also important to realize that magistrates are political appointees and some might have an agenda. However, the vast majority of magistrates are good people who try to make fair decisions.

Magistrate win and loss statistics for 2011-2012 (as of 1/31/12)

 

 

Don’t rely on just statistics

The statistics above are only a snap shot of open awards and claims denied. Many cases result in a closed award where some benefits are paid and some denied.

The best way to find out about your magistrate is by talking with an experienced workers comp attorney. Your trial strategy may depend upon which magistrate is assigned to your workers comp case.

To speak with one of our workers comp attorneys in Michigan, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. There is never a fee unless you receive workers comp 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 comp benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

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Magistrate Disposition Statistics – 2012 (as of 1/31/12)

Magistrate Disposition Statistics – 2011

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02/01/2012
Magistrate Docket Assignment Open Awards Denied
Kenneth Birch Flint, Lansing 7 3
Brian Boyle Detroit 0 2
John Buehler Detroit 0 3
David Grunewald Detroit 5 5
Lisa Klaeren Kalamazoo, Lansing 4 3
David Kurtz Detroit 0 6
Beatrice Logan Detroit 2 11
Michael Mason Pontiac 5 8
Timothy McAree Grand Rapids 5 7
Thomas Moher Gaylord, Upper Peninsula 4 4
E. Louis Ognisanti Pontiac, Saginaw 3 5
Paul Purcell Saginaw 2 2
Kim Rochau Pontiac 2 5
Chris Slater Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo 1 4
Robert Timmons Lansing, Traverse City 0 1
Robert Tjapkes Flint 2 4
Joy Turner Detroit 4 15

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