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Frequently Asked Questions About Michigan Law

Looking for information about your Michigan personal injury, car accident, or medical malpractice case?  We try to answer many of your questions below.  Of course, you probably have a question or concern unique to your own individual case that needs the attention of an experienced Michigan injury and accattorney.

If your questions are not answered below, just pick up the phone and call one of our experienced lawyers now at (800) 606-1717.  There is no fee and absolutely no obligation whatsoever for this free legal advice.  You can also complete our online Contact Form and a lawyer will get back to you within 24 hours.

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  • How Much Time Do I Have To File A Michigan Work Comp Claim?

    It is best to report your injury as soon as it happens. This will be strong evidence that you were injured at work. 

    If possible, make a report to document how the injury occurred.

    Once an injury occurs, however, you should report the incident to the company within 90 days, but the sooner the better.  

    Most companies require that injuries be reported to usually to a supervisor or the human resources department. Again, follow your company's reporting procedure.   

    If you have a repetitive-type injury, like carpal tunnel syndrome, the date of your injury would be the date of diagnosis of the condition because it occurred over many years.

    Our No-Fee Promise on Michigan Workers Compensation Cases

    Don't be concerned the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have the best workers compensation and job injury law firm on your side without paying a penny out of your pocket. It  literally costs nothing to get started and if your workers compensation case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to hire us or get started on your case
    • We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
    • You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.

    Start Your Michigan Workers Compensation Claim

    There are three ways to get started on your workers compensation case today to get the settlement you deserve. You can:

    1. Free Case Review Box on this page. A workers compensation and job injury attorney will contact you shortly.
    2. Chat with our online live operator who will provide your information to our law firm
    3. (888) 797-8787 any time of day to speak with an injury lawyer about your case.

    Warning: There are strict time deadlines for Michigan workers compensation and job injury cases. Call us today to learn more about the Michigan workers compensation  laws.

  • Do I Have To Follow The IME Doctor Recommendations?

    The term IME stands for Independent Medical Examination, but we all know that these doctors are not independent at all. 

    They are hired by the insurance company and your employer to provide a report that will give the insurer a basis for denying or terminating your benefits. 

    The doctor will usually report that either you have recovered from your injury and can return to work or that your condition is not related to your job.

    The IME doctor may make recommendations about your restrictions or your ability to return to work. 

    You are not required to follow those recommendations and can follow your own doctor’s restrictions. However, this may result in the suspension of your benefits.

    You are entitled to a copy of your IME report.  It is a good idea to show it to your own doctor. 

    Many times, your doctor will write a letter to the insurance company disputing the IME doctor’s opinions. 

    If the insurance company agrees with your doctor, then your benefits and restrictions should continue.  If the insurance company does not agree, you can either follow the IME recommendations or file a workers compensation claim if your benefits are terminated.

    Our No-Fee Promise on Michigan Workers Compensation Cases

    Don't be concerned the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have the best workers compensation and job injury law firm on your side without paying a penny out of your pocket. It  literally costs nothing to get started and if your workers compensation case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to hire us or get started on your case
    • We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
    • You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.

    Start Your Michigan Workers Compensation Claim

    There are three ways to get started on your workers' compensation case today to get the settlement you deserve. You can:

    1. Free Case Review Box on this page. A workers compensation and job injury attorney will contact you shortly.
    2. Chat with our online live operator who will provide your information to our law firm
    3. (888) 797-8787 any time of day to speak with an injury lawyer about your case.

    Warning: There are strict time deadlines for Michigan workers' compensation and job injury cases. Call us today to learn more about the Michigan workers compensation  laws.

  • Do I Have To Look For A New Job If I On A Doctor’s Work Restrictions?

    Yes, you should always remember that your main goal is to return to work.   

    If you are able to do some type of work after your injury, even if it is different than your regular job, you are required look for available work. The law demands that you make a "good faith effort" at obtaining a job.

    As you know, finding a job in this economy is very difficult. Under the workers’ compensation statute, the insurance company may have to assist you with your search. 

    You may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation services. A vocational rehabilitation program and counselor will determine the type of jobs that you are able to perform, prepare you for the job, and help you line up employment.

    Our No-Fee Promise on Michigan Workers Compensation Cases

    Don't be concerned the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have the best workers compensation and job injury law firm on your side without paying a penny out of your pocket. It  literally costs nothing to get started and if your workers compensation case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to hire us or get started on your case
    • We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
    • You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.

    Start Your Michigan Workers Compensation Claim

    There are three ways to get started on your workers compensation case today to get the settlement you deserve. You can:

    1. Free Case Review Box on this page. A workers compensation and job injury attorney will contact you shortly.
    2. Chat with our online live operator who will provide your information to our law firm
    3. (888) 797-8787 any time of day to speak with an injury lawyer about your case.

    Warning: There are strict time deadlines for Michigan workers compensation and job injury cases. Call us today to learn more about the Michigan workers compensation  laws.

  • How Much Do I Get Paid While On Workers' Compensation?

    In Michigan, wage loss benefits are calculated by taking the average of the highest 39 weeks of the last 52 weeks of your gross wages prior to injury.

    This is your Average Weekly Wage (AWW). Generally you should receive 80% of the after-tax value of your AWW.  Your first check is due and payable on the 14th day of the disability.  After receiving your first check, you should be paid your benefit on a weekly basis. 

    A wage loss check is not considered late until 30 days after the due date.

    Workers' compensation benefits are not subject to either state or federal income tax.

    Sometimes, however, when benefits have been delayed for a long period of time and an employer or insurance company pays a worker interest in addition to the workers' compensation benefits, those payments of interest may be subject to both state and federal income tax.

    Our No-Fee Promise on Michigan Workers Compensation Cases

    Don't be concerned the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have the best workers compensation and job injury law firm on your side without paying a penny out of your pocket. It  literally costs nothing to get started and if your workers compensation case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to hire us or get started on your case
    • We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
    • You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.

    Start Your Michigan Workers Compensation Claim

    There are three ways to get started on your workers compensation case today to get the settlement you deserve. You can:

    1. Free Case Review Box on this page. A workers compensation and job injury attorney will contact you shortly.
    2. Chat with our online live operator who will provide your information to our law firm
    3. (888) 797-8787 any time of day to speak with an injury lawyer about your case.

    Warning: There are strict time deadlines for Michigan workers compensation and job injury cases. Call us today to learn more about the Michigan workers compensation  laws.

  • What is the time limit to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit?

    Bayer, the makers of the Mirena IUD implant, are facing several lawsuits alleging serious harm caused by their device. There are specific deadlines for these cases. Depending on the state you live in, these lawsuits can vary. It is important you check with your state's statute of limitations to ensure that you are within the limits to file a lawsuit.

    Mirena IUD has been marketed as a safe and effective form of birth control for women, however, this small device has caused numerous complications in patients. These complications include, internal bleeding, uterine perforation, ectopic pregnancy, and long-term infertility. Some of these conditions can be life-threatening and require emergency surgery to correct.

    Our Mirena IUD Lawyers Can Help

    Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by the Mirena IUD implant. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.

    Our No Fee Promise on Mirena IUD Cases

    You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to get started
    • We pay all case costs and expenses
    • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls are always free.

    Start Your Mirena IUD Claim

    Our Mirena IUD lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

    1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
    2. Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.

    We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

    WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Mirena IUD lawsuit claims.

  • What is the compensation in a morcellator cancer lawsuit?

    At the time of this writing, compensation for morcellator lawsuits has not yet been paid out. Legal experts estimate that settlement amounts will be substantial when these claims are eventually settled. Power morcellators are devices that are used in myomectomy and hysterectomy procedures. Lately, they have come under heavy criticism for the risk they pose to spreading dormant cancer cells located in the uterus of some women.

    Lawsuits against the makers of power morcellators seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost income, medical expenses, and various other damages. Settlement amounts vary on an individual basis. Our law firm can listen to your story and determine what type of lawsuit you should pursue.

    Our No Fee Promise on Morcellator Cases

    You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to get started
    • We pay all case costs and expenses
    • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls are always free.

    Start Your Morcellator Claim

    Our morcellator lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

    1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
    2. Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.

    We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

    WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing morcellator lawsuit claims.

  • Can I sue for organ perforation from transvaginal mesh?

    Yes. Lawsuits can be filed for individuals who suffered complications from defective transvaginal mesh devices. Many women have experienced severe problems from these devices such as infection, urinary complications, mesh erosion, and severe pain. Organ perforation is another serious complication that can be life-threatening and also require extensive surgery to correct.

    Companies have already began settling vaginal mesh cases. If you or a loved one has been injured from a transvaginal mesh implant, you may be entitled to compensation.

    Our Lawyers Can Help

    Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by a transvaginal mesh implant. Lawsuits have been filed against the device maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our transvaginal mesh lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.

    Our No Fee Promise on Transvaginal Mesh Cases

    You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to get started
    • We pay all case costs and expenses
    • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls are always free.

    Start Your Transvaginal Mesh Claim

    Our transvaginal mesh lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

    1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
    2. Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.

    We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

    WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing transvaginal mesh lawsuit claims.

  • Can I still get a Stryker hip settlement?

    Yes. Stryker settlements are still being paid out to those who were harmed by defective hip devices. Recently, Stryker was ordered to pay out $1.4 billion or more in total compensation. These settlements call for a base award of $300,000 for each hip device that failed. In addition to this base settlement, "enhanced compensation" can be granted for complications during durgical removal and replacement. Even though the Stryker settlement has been announced, you still have time to file your claim and receive compensation.

    Our No Fee Promise on Hip Replacement Cases

    You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to get started
    • We pay all case costs and expenses
    • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls are always free.

    Start Your Hip Replacement Claim

    Our hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

    1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
    2. Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.

    We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

    WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing hip replacement lawsuit claims.

  • What are the defective hip settlement amounts?

    Defective hip settlement amounts can vary due to a wide variety of factors. Estimating settlement amounts is difficult because each claim contains a unique collection of different circumstances. Our experienced and skilled attorneys can listen to your case and determine potential settlement amounts based on your situation.

    In the recent Stryker defective hip settlement litigation, the total payout came to nearly $1.4 billion dollars. Styrker had to make settlement payments to thousands of individuals who were harmed by the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices. In the case against Stryker, settlements called for base awards of $300,000 for each failed hip device. Additionally, the company was ordered to pay extra compensation, called "enhanced compensation" for suffering during surgical removal and replacement. This is just an example of what future defective hip litigation could result in.

    Our No Fee Promise on Hip Replacement Cases

    You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to get started
    • We pay all case costs and expenses
    • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls are always free.

    Start Your Hip Replacement Claim

    Our hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

    1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
    2. Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.

    We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

    WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing hip replacement lawsuit claims.

  • Can I file a Benicar lawsuit for chronic diarrhea?

    No Longer Accepting Benicar Cases

    (Editor's note: As of Aug. 23, 2017, we are no longer accepting Benicar cases. We regret that we cannot assist  you.)

    If you or someone you care about has suffered from chronic diarrhea as a result of taking Benicar, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the producer. It is believed that Benicar's manufacturer, Daiichi Sankyo, did not adequately warn consumers of the potential risks of using their product. There have been many lawsuits filed against the company that seek compensation for damages, including chronic diarrhea, suffered by the users of the drug.

    Benicar is the only drug in its class to have potential life-threatening complications associated with it. Besides chronic diarrhea that can lead to severe dehydration, other side-effects of the drug include vomiting, sprue-like enteropathy, and cardiovascular problems.

    Our Benicar Lawyers Can Help You

    Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed as a result of taking Benicar. Lawsuits have been filed against Daiichi Sankyo by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries. You may be entitled to a settlement if you were harmed by Benicar.

    Our No Fee Promise on Benicar Cases

    You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to get started
    • We pay all case costs and expenses
    • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls are always free.

    Start Your Benicar Claim

    Our Benicar lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

    1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
    2. Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.

    We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

    WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Benicar lawsuit claims.

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