Filing a Workers Comp Case In Michigan
Michigan Worker’s Compensation is a wage loss system. You have 90 days to report a work injury which is called giving notice to your employer. If no Worker’s Compensation benefits have been paid you have two years to file a claim or lawsuit with the Worker’s Compensation Bureau. Due to the complexity of the Michigan Worker’s Compensation law you usually file a case using a Michigan Worker’s Compensation lawyer.
If you give a notice of a work related injury to your employer and their workers compensation insurance carrier files a notice of dispute indicating that they will not pay your workers compensation claim, Then that is the time to find a Michigan Worker’s Compensation lawyer to file a workers comp and station case for you, then that is the time to find a Michigan Worker’s Compensation lawyer to file a workers comp case for you.
It is you and your attorneys burden of proof. Which means that you with the help of your attorney must prove that you were injured at work and not only that you are disabled but that your disability leads to “wage loss.” Under the new Worker’s Compensation act passed by Governor Snyder in 2011, proving actual weight loss has become more difficult. Immediately upon being injured and having restrictions you should be looking for work within those restrictions, that is now a huge part of proving wage loss. You must look for work with restrictions at your current Employer and even at companies outside of your current employer, while you are still employed at the place you were injured. This sounds illogical, and it is, but this is not a requirement of the new law. Also under the new law vocational counselor’s become involved as they take your restrictions or disability and make opinions about what you can and cannot do.
Also under the new law vocational counselor’s become involved as they take your restrictions or disability and make opinions about what you can and cannot do.
The law is now very complex regarding the new “wage loss” system and I highly recommend that you contact myself or another attorney that specializes in Michigan Worker’s Compensation law.