Our Attorneys Can Help You Get Workers’ Compensation For Lost Wages
If you have been injured on the job, you may not be able to return to work while you recover. The loss of income can make you worry. Let us help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Michigan workers’ comp can help you recover a significant portion of your lost wages, as well as cover your medical bills. However, these benefits do not come automatically. To get the full range of benefits you need, it is best to get help from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
Steele & Ferguson, P.C., is here to help. For a free consultation, please call us at 888-471-2002 or complete our contact form. Our main office is centrally located in Flint, and our workers’ compensation lawyers represent injured workers and their families in all parts of Michigan.
What Are The Types Of Wage Loss Benefits In Michigan?
The Michigan workers’ compensation system classifies lost income benefits according to how the injury affects your ability to work. Our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience and have helped thousands of clients get the workers’ comp benefits they need. We can help you file your workers’ compensation claim so that you get the right kinds of benefits for your particular injury.
Depending on your specific situation, the following wage loss benefits may be available:
- Temporary total disability
- Temporary partial disability
- Permanent total disability
- Permanent partial disability
Our team can explore all avenues for maximizing your workers’ compensation benefits, and we can help you navigate the system so you can focus on your health and well-being.
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How Much Does Workers’ Comp Pay For Lost Wages In Michigan?
In Michigan, wage loss benefits are calculated based on how much your work ability has been diminished, and how much you were making prior to your injury.
- Unable to work at all: If you are unable to return to work at all, your benefits will be calculated based on 80% of your pre-injury wages. However, depending on the year you were injured, there may be a different maximum amount you are able to collect. Our attorneys can help you determine the maximum available benefit, based on your specific situation.
- Able to work in a limited capacity: If you are able to continue working in a reduced capacity, you will be allowed to collect 80% of the difference between what you were taking home prior to your injury, and what you are currently earning. For example, if you were taking home $900 per week prior to your injury, but now you are only taking home $500, you will be able to collect 80% of the $400 you have lost ($320).
Why Work With A Michigan Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance, but insurance companies always look for ways to reduce or deny the benefits paid to injured workers. In other cases, benefits are denied because there are errors or not enough medical documentation in the filing. At Steele & Ferguson, P.C., our workers’ compensation attorneys can help you file a strong claim — and fight back if the insurance company tries to deny your benefits.
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Contact Us For A Free Consultation
We are here to help you get the wage loss benefits you need. For a free consultation, please call us at 888-471-2002 or complete our contact form. Our main office is in Flint, and our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers represent clients statewide.