Common Types of Workers’ Comp Injury in Michigan
If a job injury knocks you down, workers’ compensation benefits in Michigan can keep you going.
Workers’ comp covers any injury on the job—no matter what type of injury or how the accident happened. As long your injury or ailment occurred at work or because of ongoing conditions at work, you could get benefits.
That includes lost wages and medical treatment. It’s enough to help you stay financially stable during a stressful time.
On this page, we’ll list some common forms of workers’ comp injury in Michigan.
The only problem is that your employer’s workers’ comp insurance company could work against you. They deny people. Give people less than they’re entitled to receive. Cut off benefits too early.
You can protect your rights with help from the experienced workers’ comp lawyers at Levine Benjamin Law Firm.
Levine Benjamin has been helping people Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint and all across Michigan since 1964.
We help you at every stage of the workers’ comp application or appeals process. Tell us about your injury, and let’s go after the financial relief you deserve.
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Common Types of Workers’ Comp Injuries in Michigan
According to the Midwest Information Office at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 private sector employers in Michigan reported 90,900 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses.
Sources like the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) and our own experience as a workers’ comp law firm show that these are some of the most common and most serious kind of injury on the job:
- Getting struck by objects
- Getting caught between objects or equipment
- Overextension, strains and sprains
- Cuts and lacerations
- Vehicle accidents
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Chemical exposure
The highest incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses occurred in manufacturing, natural resources and mining, health services, education and local government.
We see workers with injuries like these, and many others, from a lot of different industries in Michigan:
Before you sign anything or give a statement to an insurance company after you’re hurt at work, talk with a Levine Benjamin Law Firm workers’ comp attorney to make sure you start your claim the right way.
Applying for Workers’ Comp
For your workers’ comp case to be successful, you have to take critical steps soon after your injury occurs, or as soon as you realize you feel unwell because of your job.
Get any urgent medical care you need. Then report your injury or illness to your supervisor right away. That’s how your claim get started. You don’t want to miss any Michigan workers’ comp deadlines and put your benefits at risk.
Then call Levine Benjamin Law Firm to ensure your employer follows through with starting your claim, and the workers’ comp insurance company treats you fairly.
You can get started with a FREE evaluation of your claim to see if you qualify for workers’ comp benefits. And we don’t charge you any attorney fee until you win benefits.
We’ll listen to what happened to you at work, and help move on to the next chapter in your life.