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In Michigan, the Workers Compensation Agency (WCA) is the entity that administers the state's Workers Disability Compensation Act to provide benefits to individuals who are injured or made ill by conditions at their place of work. The WCA also decides disputed claims — that is, when an employee and the employer or its workers comp insurance carrier do not agree on aspects of the claim, such as:

    •    whether the employee was injured at work

    •    whether an employee's illness is due to workplace conditions

    •    the level of benefits that is appropriate

    •    the length of time that the benefits should cover

Having a Michigan Workers Compensation Attorney

The Michigan WCA also decides the fee schedule for attorneys who help employees with their workers compensation benefit claim, forms and hearing(s). The presence of a workers comp lawyer on a case in Michigan makes a significant difference:

    •    If a worker is not represented by an attorney, his or her claim will go first to a mediator for a teleconference. If the claim is not resolved in the teleconference, the case will be scheduled with a magistrate for a trial.

    •    If a worker is represented by an attorney, the claim will go straight to a magistrate.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Workers Compensation Lawyer

If you were injured on the job or if you have an illness that you suspect may be due to conditions at your job, you can arrange a free consultation with a Michigan workers compensation attorney near you, today. For more information, please contact us today.