Workers Compensation Disability in Birmingham, MI
Nobody expects to suffer an injury at work. However, an accident in the workplace can result in life-changing injuries or illnesses that often put workers out of action — and out of a job — for a significant length of time.
In some cases, a work-related injury or illness caused by an employer’s negligence can prevent an individual from working indefinitely. If you suffer from a temporary or permanent disability as a result of an injury sustained at work, you may be eligible to receive Workers Compensation disability benefits.
Across most of the United States, employers are required to carry Workers Compensation insurance. If they don’t, they could find themselves liable for any work-related injuries or medical issues. They may also face fines or even prosecution if they fail to have the appropriate insurance in place.
Am I eligible for Workers Compensation Disability Benefits?
Most injuries suffered in the workplace are covered by Workers Compensation insurance, even if part of the blame lies with the injured party.
Compensation may be denied if an injury is self-inflicted, if the employee violated a state law or company policy at the time of the accident, or if the employee was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when they were injured.
What does Workers Compensation cover?
Workers Compensation varies from state to state, but typically, it covers the injured party for medical expenses incurred as a result of a work-related injury or illness.
It will also cover a proportion of the individual’s salary for as long as they are out of work, plus the cost of retraining when they return. Salary coverage is usually around two-thirds of the injured party’s average wage but isn’t subject to income tax. A long-term disability or illness is often eligible for a larger lump-sum payout too.
Where do I start?
Navigating the world of Workers Compensation can seem intimidating at first, but we’re here to help you. If you are living with a disability because you were injured at work, you deserve compensation.
We have dedicated our careers to fighting for the rights of employees. Let our team of experienced attorneys fight for you too. Call us today.
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The law offices of Charters, Tyler, Zack & Shearer, P. C. is a law firm dedicated to assisting injured individuals throughout the State of Michigan. Our attorneys have a well-founded reputation for aggressively fighting on behalf of our clients to ensure they are compensated for their injuries and receive the benefits to which they are entitled.
The Law Offices of Charters, Tyler, Zack & Shearer, P. C.
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Troy, MI 48084
Detroit and surrounding areas including Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.
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