Workers’ Comp Settlements From Michigan Workers’ Comp Lawyers

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The Highest Amounts Awarded in Michigan. Period.

Our attorneys have focused on one area of law for more than 40 years: Michigan workman’s compensation. And our Michigan workers’ comp settlement results show we do it better than any other work injury law firm in the state.

Our clients often settle for much more than the average reported amounts in this state, breaking records and getting better results than any other work injury attorney or law firm in the state.

How Do We Do It?

The attorneys at our law firm focus their practices exclusively on helping people who have been injured in the workplace and on the job. 

Our unique specialization, extensive experience, caring and communication, and proven track record of success pay off for our clients. Our attorneys often can settle cases faster and for significantly more money than average.

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Record-Setting Settlements

Our law firm has won record-setting settlements on behalf of our clients. In 2020, the average workers’ comp settlement in Michigan was $59,235.42, but many of our clients’ recover much more.
A worker suffered paralysis after falling from a roof. Benefits had been disputed based on alleged employer premium fraud and statutory employment. This was the largest reported settlement in the State of Michigan that year for a workplace injury.
Largest workers’ compensation settlement in Michigan in 2021. Our attorneys secured this settlement for our client who suffered a serious traumatic brain injury as a result of a work-related slip and fall on ice.
Our lawyers obtained this recovery for a worker who was paralyzed in a workplace accident. The award recovered was the second largest reported amount in Michigan for that year for a workplace injury.
This workers’ compensation settlement helped an injured worker after the insurance company refused to pay for benefits and medical items.
This payout amount 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 disputed the need for surgery.
Our work injury attorneys secured this payout amount for our client whose workplace injury caused her to develop Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).


Frequently Asked Questions​

When Will Michigan Workers’ Comp Offer a Settlement?

In Michigan, an injured worker must wait at least 6 months after “the date of a personal injury” on the job before agreeing to a workers’ comp offer of settlement (MCL 418.835(1)). This 6-month waiting period is intended to ensure that you are medically stable before settling your case.

It is important to remember that even though there is a 6-month waiting period, there is no guarantee that an offer will be made after the six months have passed.

Do All Michigan Workers’ Comp Cases End in a Settlement?

Most Michigan workers’ comp cases end in a settlement. Trials usually only occur when there is a unique legal or factual issue that neither the parties nor the magistrate can resolve. Cases may also go to trial when an insurance company or employer is being unreasonable or refusing to negotiate in good faith.

How Long Does a Michigan Workers’ Comp Settlement Take?

Each case is different. The time it takes to settle your work injury claim will depend on the facts of your case. The law allows injured workers like you to settle after 6 months from the date they were injured. Cases in litigation can take longer to settle. It often takes 12 months from the pre-trial date to resolve a disputed workers’ comp claim. 

It is not uncommon for mediation or facilitation – which can be part of the litigation process – to result in a lump sum cash payment.

How Do I Maximize My Payout Amount?

The best way to maximize your payout amount is to hire an experienced workman’s compensation attorney. Insurance companies evaluate you, but they also evaluate who your attorney is. An experienced attorney with a proven record of success can settle cases for more money and often settle work injury claims much faster.  

Use our Settlement Calculator to see how much your case is worth. 

Can I Return to Work After a Workers’ Comp Settlement in Michigan?

Generally, you can return to work after a Michigan workers’ comp settlement, although the law does not guarantee that you will be able to return to the job you had at the time you were injured. Your lump sum payment resolves all of your claims and does not depend on you being disabled from work in the future.

Can I Get Disability After a Case Has Settled?

You can get Social Security disability benefits after your case has settled. However, unless the amount awarded is prorated to be paid out over your lifetime, then your SSD benefits may be reduced (i.e., subject to an offset) if your combined SSD and workers’ comp benefits exceed 80% of your average current earnings.

Does a Michigan Workers’ Comp Settlement Affect Social Security?

Your monthly Social Security disability benefit may be reduced if your combined workers’ comp and SSD payments exceed 80% of your average current earnings. However, you can avoid this offset by settling your workers’ comp claim for a lump sum payment and prorating the payout over your lifetime.

Injured at Work?

Contact our Work Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation

To speak with an experienced workman’s compensation attorney about your workplace injury, call us now, or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. We’re here for you.

Our attorneys have been exclusively helping injured workers in Michigan for more than 40 years. Our attorneys can help you better understand Michigan workman’s compensation laws and what happens after someone has been hurt on the job. To see what our own clients have to say about the caring, compassion, and communication they received from us, you can read in their own words about their experience here on our testimonials page from clients we have helped.

Our law firm will never charge a fee for an initial consultation.
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