Workers’ Compensation Policies and Procedures in Sterling Heights, MI
The Michigan Workers’ Compensation policy is in place to provide Michigan employees with medical treatment and financial compensation, in the event of a work-related injury.
If an employee is injured at work, your employer is liable to file a claim to provide the injured employee with sufficient medical treatment and financial compensation for wage loss due to the injury.
You, as the injured employee, should receive medical treatment starting from the day of the injury.
Sadly, due to bureaucracy as well as politics occurring within Michigan State, the benefits are not always as easily accessible as the state makes out.
Many cases of Workers’ Compensation are mismanaged, resulting in the loss of some or all of the workers’ benefits.
The Law Offices of Charters, Tyler, Zack & Shearer, P.C. are here to help you through this difficult time and in your road to recovery.
Below we have outlined Workers’ Compensation Policies and Procedures to give you an idea of what action to take in the event of a workplace injury.
Workers’ Compensation Procedures
- Reporting the injury
In the event of a workplace injury, it is crucial to report the incident immediately to your employer.
Contact experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys as soon as possible to ensure your employer acts accordingly.
- Finding a doctor
Within the first 28 days, you are obligated to see a doctor chosen by your employer. After 28 days you can change to a doctor of your choice within reason.
This request to change is your right. In some cases, employers are averse to this, and it can result in a dispute.
- Claiming wage loss
You are only liable to claim wage loss from the eighth day of not working due to your injury. If your injury persists after 14 days, then you may claim for the initial first week.
Keeping track of your days, as well as working out your weekly compensation can be tricky. Let us take care of the admin while you convalesce so that you can return to work.
- Mediation or dispute
In some cases, employers refuse to file the claim. In this case, you can file the claim yourself.
To avoid landing in mediation or a dispute with your employer or insurer let us walk you through filing your claim.
Although Workers’ Compensation Policies and Procedures may seem straight-forward, each case is unique to the client and your situation.
When you find yourself injured in the workplace, do not hesitate to contact us as your first step.
We have dedicated our careers to fighting for the rights of employees. Let our team of experienced attorneys fight for you too.