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Michigan accident lawyer explains how to get workers compensation for an injury that happened during working hours.

There are several workers compensation benefits that you should know about when you suffer a work accident.  You are entitled to unlimited medical treatment and wage loss benefits.  Workers compensation is considered a no-fault system and it does not matter if you caused the accident. 

You may also receive additional compensation from a third-party if they caused the accident.  This situation usually occurs when you are injured in a car accident while on-the-job.

Workers compensation benefits for an accident

All reasonable and necessary medical treatment should be paid under workers compensation.  This is not health insurance and you can only get medical treatment that is directly related to your injury.  You will not have to pay any co-pays and the bills should be sent directly to your employer or its insurance company.

The amount of wage loss benefits depends upon how much you earned at work.  You can get 80% of your after-tax average weekly wage.  Wage loss will be paid for as long as the accident keeps you from working.

Pain and suffering

You are strictly limited to workers compensation benefits from your employer.  This is known as the exclusive remedy provision.  You get automatic workers compensation benefits but cannot sue for pain and suffering or any other damages.

However, you can sue a third-party for pain and suffering if they were at fault for the accident. These types of claims often involve negligent drivers or manufacturers of machines and equipment.

It is important to explore all your potential sources of recovery when you have an accident at work.  You can receive medical treatment and lost wages from workers compensation and get additional compensation from the at fault party.

To speak with one of our workers compensation lawyers, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. There is no fee unless workers compensation benefits are recovered for you.  We will fight to make sure that all your legal rights are protected.

Alex Berman is the founder of the law firm. 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.

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06/01/2011

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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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