Workers’ Compensation Division in Sterling Heights, MI
A serious injury at work can be devastating and life-threatening. With new medical bills to pay and missing work occasionally, you might be stressed. At The Law Offices of Charters, Tyler, Zack & Shearer, P.C., we have a dedicated Workers’ Compensation team with years of experience. We protect the rights of injured workers and facilitate Social Security benefits in case of any disability.
According to the law, employers are responsible for providing reasonable medical care to their employees, should the injury occur while at work. This includes hospital care, physical therapy, emergency care, and medication. Moreover, in cases where a permanent disability occurs, the employers should facilitate lifetime benefits to the employee. Such benefits also include lost wages up to the time the employee can resume work.
However, sometimes, this is not always the picture. Disputes arise especially when the medical expenses are too high. At this point, you need legal expertise.
It is not mandatory to have attorneys in cases involving Workers’ Compensation. However, having a professional team offloads you the court burden as you recover. We represent you at court hearings, ensure your claim is filled in line with the current laws, and compile any necessary evidence.
With regard to evidence, if we notice a third-party involvement in your accident, we make them equally responsible by filing a lawsuit against them. The third party can include machine vendors, if your accident resulted from a poorly manufactured machine, for example. Similarly, if your employer was negligent or maybe they did not have valid Workers’ Compensation insurance, we sue them for damages.
What You Need to Do
As the injured employee, you need to notify your employer of the injury within 30 days. If possible, let the notification be in writing for use as evidence in court. Afterward, file a claim and leave the rest to us.
We have dedicated our careers to fighting for the rights of employees. Let our team of experienced attorneys fight for you too.