Michigan attorneys helping with workers comp
An injury at work can wreak havoc on your life. It may be difficult to pay medical bills and take care of family members. Dealing with your employer and its insurance company can be overwhelming.
Under Michigan’s workers compensation law, you are entitled to quickly receive disability assistance, medical care, and wage replacement benefits, regardless of the employer’s fault for the injury. In fact, under workers compensation law, you do not have to prove that your employer did anything wrong, only that you were injured through your job.
Making workers compensation laws work for you
The law is designed to avoid drawn-out lawsuits by workers against employers to get the money they need immediately. Unfortunately, the employer or insurance carrier quite often contests the payment of benefits or refuses to provide needed medical care.
That is where the workers compensation lawyers at Paskel, Tashman & Walker, P.C. can help. We are a widely respected workers compensation law practice serving the Tri-County area.
We help injured clients obtain appropriate benefits, including:
- Temporary disability
- Permanent disability
- Temporary lost wages
- Permanent or future lost wages
Our experienced workers compensation attorneys aggressively pursue proper payment of benefits. We represent injured workers from the initial claim through negotiation, settlement, or appeal of a workers compensation award.
Our skills are varied. We handle an array of workplace injury claims, including:
- Construction accidents
- Factory or manufacturing accidents
- Warehouse accidents
- Accidents involving equipment
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Exposure to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
- Chemical exposure
Beyond workers compensation
Sometimes, workers compensation is not the only solution for injured workers. In many instances, someone other than the employer shares responsibility for an injury, such as a building owner, subcontractor, product manufacturer or designer, or another driver. If another person or company is responsible for a workplace injury or illness, we apply our knowledge of personal injury and negligence law to pursue those parties for recovery above and beyond workers compensation benefits.
If a workplace injury leaves you unable to work, we help you apply for or appeal denial of temporary or permanent disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
We know Social Security rules, so you don’t have to
It is possible to apply for SSD benefits on your own. However, sometimes applicants have greater success obtaining benefits when an attorney assists with the application. It is critical, though, to have a qualified SSD attorney pursue an appeal of an SSD benefit denial on your behalf. Doing so alone is rarely successful.
A denial of Social Security Disability benefits must be appealed within 60 days, so it is vital you contact our firm as soon as possible. We review your medical records, application, and denial and formulate a strategy that improves your chance of prevailing on appeal.
Our SSD attorneys have pursued hundreds of SSD appeals. We regularly represent injured clients in federal administrative hearings and in federal court.
We take the stress out of obtaining veteran’s benefits
Likewise, we help improve your chances of obtaining benefits from the Veteran’s Administration. Until recently, veterans were not permitted to hire an attorney to help with applying for benefits.
With the help of a skilled injury attorney who is comfortable and experienced in dealing with government agencies, you stand the best chance of receiving the benefits to which you are entitled.