Detroit Workers’ Comp Lawyers

Our Detroit workers’ comp lawyers have the experience, skills, resources and proven results to fight for you if you have been injured at work. From our downtown office, our attorneys have been specializing in helping Wayne County residents who have been injured on the job or lost loved ones in workplace accidents for more than 35 years.

Our mission is simple: Our Detroit workers’ comp lawyers work incredible hard, marshaling all our experience, skill, dedication and grit to get our clients the best possible settlements for their cases. And we treat each and every client with dignity, respect and caring.

Our attorneys are here to help you after a workplace accident. Let us help you.

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Sharifia Hunter

Mr. Jeffrey Kaufman an his team Berman & Kaufman did an outstanding job with my case kept me updated throughout the entire process always answer my question if needed. I never had any doubt because they were professional firm. I came out a winner in the end!!! I will highly recommend Mr. Jeffrey Kaufman.  If I can give more than five stars it would be ten stars. Thanks for everything

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Why Do I Need A Detroit Workers’ Comp Lawyer?

If you are injured on the job in Wayne County, you need a Detroit workers’ comp lawyer to help you. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney will help you protect your legal rights to benefits to cover lost wages, medical bills, and the costs of vocational rehabilitation. Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation law is complicated, complex, and confusing. Our attorneys can help you safely navigate the process, avoiding the many traps for the unwary injured employee.

Take for example we represented a woman who tripped and fell at work. She suffered a bad knee injury that required extensive surgery. Her workers’ comp benefits were cut-off after the insurance company sent her to a so called “independent” medical examination. It was concluded that her problems were caused by degenerative arthritis. Our lawyers were able to get her a lump sum cash settlement that paid her lost wages and medical bills.

An experienced Detroit workers’ comp lawyer can protect you from insurance companies and claim adjusters who try to trick injured employees who are already under financial pressure into “settling” their injury claims for much less than they are worth forfeiting all their future legal rights to medical and wage loss benefits.

Our attorneys are here to help you and protect you. We can make sure you receive everything you are entitled to after a workplace injury. That’s why it’s so important to call and have a free consultation with an experienced attorney immediately after a workplace injury.

How Our Detroit Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help You

Hiring us as your Detroit workers’ comp lawyer will be the best decision you make after your workplace injury. Employers and insurance companies can play dirty and fight unfairly. An injured employee like you needs someone in your corner to level the playing field and look out for you and your best interests. With our more than 35 years of experience and our track record for securing settlements that exceed those of any other workman’s comp attorney in Michigan, here are a few of the ways that our attorneys can help you: 

  • Fight for you when your insurance company disputes/denies your claim
  • Deal with your employer for you so you can recover
  • Help you receive all of your benefits
  • Meet with you free of charge
  • Challenge a bad medical opinion in court
  • Help you get a much larger settlement
  • Protect your legal rights and your entitlement to other benefits

Our Results

The average workers’ compensation settlement amount in Michigan for 2019 was $58,641.58, according to the Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency’s 2019 Annual Report.

However, our Detroit workers’ comp lawyers have achieved results for our clients that are record-setting, well in excess of the average settlement amounts and higher than the results obtained by any other workman’s comp attorney in Michigan. 

Here are examples of the recent results we have secured for our clients:

  • $2 million settlement – This settlement was obtained for a worker who suffered paralysis after falling from a roof. Workers’ compensation benefits were disputed based upon alleged employer premium fraud and statutory employment. This was the 46th highest reported settlement in the entire State of Michigan in 2018, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
  • $1.4 million settlement – Our lawyers obtained this recovery for a worker who was paralyzed in a workplace accident. It was 72nd highest reported settlement in the entire State of Michigan in 2018, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
  • $1.1 million settlement – This workers’ compensation settlement helped an injured worker who was suffering from the insurance company’s refusal to pay for benefits and medical items.
  • $775,000 settlement – This workers’ comp settlement award helped our client obtain medical treatment and vocational rehabilitation on his own terms, after the insurance company had been slow to approve medical treatment and had disputed the need for surgery.
  • $577,000 settlement – Our lawyers secured this settlement for our client whose workplace injury caused her to develop Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

Workplace Injury Resources

If you have been injured at work in Wayne County, you probably have a long list of questions for your Detroit workers’ comp lawyer. We have covered some of the most frequently asked questions below, and provided several additional resources, too.

Injured on the job

Our Detroit workers comp lawyers answer common questions about what to do after a work injury, whether you qualify for workers compensation and your employer’s responsibility.

Medical Care

Many people are confused about who will pay for their medical expenses after a workplace injury.

Benefits

Find out how wage loss, medical and vocational rehabilitation benefits can help you if you are hurt on the job.

Michigan Laws

We explain how the system can help you after an at-work injury, how the law applies to you, who is considered disabled and the injuries that are usually not covered.

More Attorney FAQs

What else do you need to know if you’re considering hiring a Detroit workers’ comp lawyer? If you or a loved one are injured on the job, you may be entitled to important benefits. But it’s important to remember that you’re more likely to recover the full value of your claim if you hire the right legal team to protect you and to protect your legal rights. Read our attorney FAQs below or call to speak to an experienced attorney for free with no obligation now.

How Much Does A Detroit Workers’ Comp Lawyer Cost?

Our Detroit workers’ comp lawyers only charge a small percentage of any settlement. Individuals who are receiving workers’ comp benefits pay just 10% of the total settlement obtained. Individuals who have a disputed claim pay 15% of the first $25,000 and 10% on the remainder of any settlement. Individuals who have their claim voluntarily paid or win a trial can pay up to 30% of past due benefits. The cost of our attorney fees are typically made up by higher settlement amounts.

Is Hiring An Attorney After A Workplace Injury Worth It?

Insurance companies have lawyers on staff who review claims even before they are disputed. Insurance companies use private investigators and defense medical examiners to play dirty. They are looking for any excuse to stop paying benefits. It is always recommended that you have a Detroit workers’ comp lawyer on your side to level the playing field. There is no fee to meet or discuss a claim with our attorneys. Find out about hidden dangers before they jeopardize payment of your medical or wage loss benefits.

How long does a settlement take?

A good estimate for how long workers comp settlements take in Michigan is 12 months from the pre-trial date. Michigan law allows people to settle their workers’ comp claims after 6 months from their injury date. Workers’ comp cases that are in litigation can take additional time before settlement is possible.

What happens if my claim is disputed?

Insurance companies want to deny claims because it saves them money. Employees who find their workers’ compensation benefits denied should file an Application for Mediation or Hearing. This will start a formal court process where a magistrate will decide if additional workers’ compensation benefits should be paid. Medical evidence from your doctor can be used to prove entitlement. We think it is a good idea to challenge any unfair denial, so legal rights are fully protected. Many denied claims are eventually settled for a lump sum cash payment.

Get A Free Consultation With Our Detroit Workers’ Comp Lawyers Now

To speak with a Detroit workers’ comp lawyer now, call us now or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We’re here for you – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there’s never any fee or obligation.

We’ve been protecting injured employees like you for more than 35 years.

We can answer all of your legal questions, and make sure you are receiving all of the workers’ comp benefits you’re entitled to — especially when insurance companies are making serious “mistakes” at your expense.

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