The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Hearing Process
After you have been injured on the job in Michigan, you are to report the injury to your immediate supervisor. In the case of a repetitive stress or strain injury, the report should occur as soon as you are aware that a pain issue or another health problem is related to work activities. Your report to your supervisor may be a verbal report.
Your employer will probably then ask you to report your injury on a prescribed written form. It is recommended that you keep a copy of any written report and also document the date and time that you reported your injury verbally to your supervisor.
This is also a good time to talk to a workers’ compensation attorney. A workers’ compensation attorney is your advocate, helping you navigate the workers’ compensation system and working on your behalf to recover the full value of your claim.
Contact Us Before or After Your Workers’ Comp Claim Has Been Denied
You can talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer at our law firm at any time during the process of applying for benefits. Initial consultations at the Adler Firm, PLLC, are free. Our law firm has adeptly handled workers’ compensation claims in Michigan for more than 35 years. With offices in Detroit and Traverse City, we are prepared to serve individuals throughout the state. Most of our clients contact us after they have encountered a problem such as denial of a workers’ compensation claim.
Representation in Workers’ Compensation Hearings
Depending on the particulars of your on-the-job injury and your workers’ compensation claim, you may be required to apply for a hearing before a magistrate after your claim has been denied.
The facts of each case are different. We are prepared to steer you through the myriad laws and processes that pertain to your case. If your case requires hearing before a magistrate, we are committed to representing you, using our vast knowledge and experience to successfully prove your claim for compensation.
Detroit Workers’ Comp Appeals Lawyer
Our founding attorney Barry Adler, a lifelong Detroit-area resident before recently moving to Traverse City, authored the workers’ compensation section of the Michigan Lawyer’s Manual. He has the highest possible rating of “AV Preeminent” in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review system*. He has also spoken on our practice areas at numerous legal seminars.
Please contact a lawyer at our office today if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied. Call toll free or email our law firm through this website. We are prepared to guide you through all phases and processes of your legitimate claim. We are determined and focused on winning fair compensation for people injured on the job.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.