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You’re not alone. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers have been called the best in the state, and we pride ourselves on providing you with care, trust, and responsiveness.

Work injury lawyer explains how the different types of Michigan workers’ compensation benefits can help you if you’re hurt on the job

If you’re injured at work in Michigan, you are entitled to specific workers’ compensation benefits. Below you will find detailed information on each benefit available to you.

To speak with one of our work injury lawyers today, call (844) 345-0952 . You can also fill out our free consultation form. There’s no cost or obligation, and we’re here to answer all of your legal questions.

Michigan Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Are Entitled To

Lost wages

Disabled employees are supposed to receive 80% of their after-tax average weekly wage. This is calculated using the highest 39 paid weeks before getting hurt. Overtime, bonuses, discontinued fringe benefits, and lost income from other jobs should be included in the calculation. A good rule of thumb is 60% of gross income should be paid.

Wage loss benefits do not start until an employee has been disabled for seven days. Employees who are disabled for more than two weeks can recover lost wages from the start.

Watch out for insurance companies who say you are only partially disabled and reduce weekly checks based upon residual wage earning capacity. This can be challenged through a good-faith job search and vocational testimony.

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Medical care

Payment of medical care is an important benefit. It covers hospital visits, doctor appointments, physical therapy, prescription medications, surgical procedures, and other items necessary to relieve the effects of a workplace injury. Mileage to and from medical appointments should also be paid.

Attendant care is available for people who need help with activities of daily living. Family members can get paid up to 56 hours per week at market rates for providing assistance. This can be a combination of people including but not limited to: spouses, children, uncles, aunts, nephews, and nieces. We have seen cases where attendant care is more valuable than weekly wage loss benefits.

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Vocational rehabilitation

Some disabled employees cannot return to their jobs and they need to be retrained. Others want to go back to school and find a new career. Michigan law provides for up to two years of vocational rehabilitation. This can be in the form of tuition reimbursement.

Insurance companies use vocational rehabilitation as a weapon to reduce payment of wage loss benefits. Watch out for one-time evaluations by so-called experts who are hired to say other jobs exist. It is possible to challenge these unfair assessments and seek payment for a rehabilitation plan that has a likelihood of success.

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Our work injury attorneys are here to help you

Even if you’re already receiving Michigan workers’ compensation benefits, it never hurts to have your claim reviewed by an experienced lawyer.

Call us (844) 345-0952 , or fill out our free contact form. The call and the advice are free.

Our work injury attorneys can make sure you’re receiving everything you’re entitled to under the law, and we will not let your employer or insurance company take advantage of you.

Get Help From our Michigan Workers’ Comp Lawyers Today

You’re not alone. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers have been called the best in the state, and our clients love how they’re treated with care, respect, and responsiveness. We will give you the time you need, we will explain your legal rights, and we will always treat you with respect.

Our workers’ compensation and Social Security disability lawyers always put your needs first. Get to know your legal team.

Our attorneys post regularly about common issues related to workers’ comp, including common injuries, settlement calculations, laws, and more.

Injured? It’s Time to Get Some Answers

Don’t let the insurance adjuster push you around. Request your free consultation today.

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Our attorneys post regularly about common issues related to workers’ comp, including common injuries, settlement calculations, laws, and more.

Our workers’ compensation and Social Security disability lawyers always put your needs first. Get to know your legal team.