Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyer in Ann Arbor, MI
At Bruce L. Weider, PC, individuals in the Ann Arbor area can obtain trusted, knowledgeable counsel and representation by an experienced attorney for assistance in the workers' compensation claims process or with denied claims. Attorney Bruce Weider has over 25 years of legal experience and has what it takes to hold employers and insurers accountable to injured workers. We are so confident that we can help you obtain your rightful compensation that we won't accept our fee unless you win your case.
You are entitled to lost wages -- and we're committed to doing whatever is necessary to recover those wages for our clients. Our dedicated staff will take the time to get to know you and ensure that you have a clear understanding of your situation and are aware of your legal options. If your valid workers' compensation claim is being denied, disputed or delayed, the law office of Bruce Weider will work relentlessly to protect your rights, recover the full compensation you are owed, and help you move forward with your life.
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Have you been injured at the workplace? Has your injury led to high medical bills, lost income, or left you permanently disabled?
If you have been injured on the job, under Michigan law, you may qualify to receive benefits covering a percentage of your lost wages, compensation for medical care, and costs for job retraining or vocational rehabilitation. Additionally, an injury leading to a permanent disability can quality you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Unfortunately, filing a workers' compensation or Social Security Disability (SSD) claim and attempting to obtain benefits can often be difficult and complicated. While employers are protected from personal injury lawsuits and workers are entitled to receive benefits when they get hurt, many companies and insurers often do not hold up their end as they have a financial incentive to deny valid claims.
That's where Bruce Weider comes in. The law offices of Bruce Weider have been successfully helping those who have suffered an injury in the workplace receive the compensation they deserve for over 25 years. With an incredible track record of success, we've helped hundreds secure their financial future.
Do I qualify for a workers' compensation claim?
There are important steps to take in order to protect your health and rights after being injured at the workplace. To ensure a greater chance of benefits being paid and avoiding litigation, you can present the strongest possible case by following these steps:
- Immediately Report Injury to Employer. The law requires that the employee provide notice of injury to the employer within 90 days after the date of the injury, or within 90 days after the employee knew or should have known of the injury.
- Seek Medical Attention Immediately. Whether you are seeing a doctor provided by your employer or one of your own choosing, obtain detailed documentation of your injury and advise the physician of the relationship between the injury/disability and the employment.
- Consult a Michigan Workers' Compensation Attorney. Navigating the claims process alone can be confusing and stressful. It's never too early to contact a knowledgeable attorney who can help protect your interests and recover the lost wages and benefits you deserve. At Bruce Weider, PC, our advice is always free.
Wage Loss Benefits: How much can I get from my workers' comp claim?
Generally, a worker who suffered a work-related injury resulting in wage loss is entitled to 80 percent of the net average weekly wage (AWW) from the past year. The AWW is based on the highest 39 weeks of earnings during the 52 weeks prior to the injury. The maximum rate of benefits that a worker can receive is 90 percent of the state average weekly wage.
If you are able to work, but your earning capacity has been reduced, you are entitled to "loss of earning power" benefits. Wage loss benefits must be calculated using a complicated formula. Your receipt of other government benefits (such as Social Security) will also affect the amount of lost wages.
If you need help filing a workers' compensation claim, have had your claim denied or disputed, call the law office of Bruce Weider today for a free, no-risk consultation to discuss your case. We have been protecting the rights of injured and disabled workers in Michigan for over 35 years and can help you restore the financial stability you need to move forward with your life.