Farmington Hills Workers’ Comp Lawyers
For more than 35 years, our Farmington Hills workers’ comp lawyers have specialized in helping people like you in Oakland County – and throughout Michigan – who have been injured on the job or lost loved ones in workplace accidents. We have the experience, skills, resources and proven results to fight for you if you have been injured at work.
Our mission is simple: Our Farmington Hills workers’ comp lawyers work incredibly hard, marshaling all of our experience, skill, dedication and grit to get our clients the best possible settlements for their cases. In doing so, we treat each and every client with dignity, respect and caring.
Our attorneys are here in the heart of downtown Farmington Hills to help you after a workplace accident. Let us help you.
Over 100 5-Star Reviews
Michael S. Bockmiller II
Jeff Kaufman, personally stayed in touch & kept me posted as to the progress & stages of my case. He is very personable & professional. treated me with respect & dignity & made me know that he was there, working & fighting for me & my best interest. him & his team (Amanda & Angel) were very prompt to respond to all of my questions & concerns, through both phone & emails. I cant say enough good thing about him & his team. i will definitely recommend Berman & Kaufman to ANYONE that needs help with a Workers Comp claim. Thank You, Jeff, Amanda & Angel for all you’ve done for me. your diligence is greatly appreciated.
Why Do I Need A Farmington Hills Workers’ Comp Lawyer?
If you were injured on the job in Oakland County, you need a Farmington Hills 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.
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. But, with our help, she was able to show that her problems were caused by degenerative arthritis. Ultimately, our lawyers were able to get her a lump sum cash settlement that paid her lost wages and medical bills.
An experienced Farmington Hills 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 and, thus, 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 is why it is so important to call and have a free consultation with an experienced attorney immediately after a workplace injury.
How Our Farmington Hills Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help You
Hiring us as your Farmington Hills 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. You need someone who will look out for you and your best interests and, most importantly, fight for you! 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 Farmington Hills workers’ comp lawyers have achieved record-setting results for our clients which are well in excess of the average settlement amounts and higher than the results obtained by any other workman’s comp attorneys in Michigan.
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.
Now, compare that to the following examples of results that we have recently 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 attorneys 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 Oakland County, you probably have a long list of questions for your Farmington Hills workers’ comp lawyer. We have covered some of the most frequently asked questions below, and provided several additional resources, too.
Our Farmington Hills workers’ comp lawyers answer common questions about what to do after a work injury, whether you qualify for workers compensation and what your employer’s responsibility is to pay workers’ compensation benefits.
Many people are confused about who will pay for their medical expenses after a workplace injury.
More Attorney FAQs
What else do you need to know if you’re considering hiring a Farmington Hills 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.
Our Farmington Hills 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.
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 Farmington Hills 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.
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.
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 Farmington Hills Workers’ Comp Lawyers Now
To speak with a Farmington Hills workers’ comp lawyer now, call us now or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We’re here for you – 24 hour 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 too — especially when insurance companies are making serious “mistakes” at your expense.