Work Injury Compensation in Troy, MI
An employee who works more than 35 hours per week and suffers an injury at their place of employment, or while performing a work-related activity off-site, is entitled to work injury compensation.
By law, employers with full-time employees are required to carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance through a private carrier or certified to self-insure against compensation claims.
Suffering an injury also includes an illness directly relating to conditions at the workplace, such as exposure to chemicals or mold over time.
Overview of Injury Compensation
In Michigan, the compensation afforded to an injured worker includes:
- Wage Loss Benefit
- Specific Loss Benefit
- Paid or reimbursement for reasonable medical treatment
- Paid or reimbursement for vocational rehabilitation
- Reimbursement for mileage
There are certain claims which Workers’ Compensation will not cover, such as claims for pain and suffering.
Wage and Specific Loss Benefits
Generally, an injured worker will receive 80% of after-tax weekly wages after 7 consecutive days of lost wages. If an injured employee returns to work but cannot fully perform the duties of the job, then the employee will be compensated for 80% of the differential in the wages prior to the injury, and the wages received while on restricted duty.
If you have suffered an injury at work, it is advisable to retain an attorney certified in Workers’ Compensation law to guide and advise you through the rules of process and the administration of your claim. Although there are protections in place for an injured worker, one cannot have the false sense of security that full benefits will be offered by the insurance company.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Charters, Tyler, Zack & Shearer, P. C. are certified in Workers’ Compensation law and specialize in protecting the rights of workers. Let our team of experienced attorneys fight for you, too. Call us today. We will help you understand your rights and help you protect them.