Worker’s Compensation Injuries
Goldin Law Firm: Protecting your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve.
Have you been injured at work? Contact our office now for a free consultation. Pursuing a worker’s compensation claim can be stressful and burdensome, especially when you’re injured and facing financial uncertainty. Michigan Attorney Gary Goldin is an expert workers’ compensation litigator and has been fighting for injured workers’ rights for nearly thirty years. Let him guide you through the legal maze and make sure your interests are protected.
Michigan’s workers’ compensation law gives you very specific rights. Under the Worker’s Disability Compensation Act, an injured worker is entitled to wage loss benefits, reasonable and necessary medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and death benefits when applicable. These benefits are paid by your employer’s compensation insurance. After an injury, the insurance company will oftentimes offer a settlement that is well below what you are entitled to. You need an attorney that will not back down to insurance companies.
Work injuries can be physical or mental. Your injury can be the result of a single incident, like a fall, or the injury can be caused over time. If you aggravate a pre-existing condition, it may be covered by worker’s compensation if your employment resulted in an aggravation of the condition. If you are injured at work, it is important that you notify your employer immediately and seek medical attention.
Injuries can occur even in safe work environments. If you are injured at work, you are covered by the Act, regardless of who was at fault in causing the injury. This means if you are injured as a result of your own negligence, you will still be entitled to full workers’ compensation benefits. Similarly, if your injury is a result of your employer’s negligence, you will be entitled to full benefits. You will not be able to sue your employer for additional benefits, no matter how severe your injuries are or how negligent your employer was. You can only sue your employer out of the worker’s compensation system if they have intentionally caused you injury.