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Wage and Income Loss Benefits After A Michigan Car Accident

Michigan car accident lawyers often represent clients injured in car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and motorcycle accidents who become disabled due to injuries suffered in the accident.  Under Michigan law, the injured person is entitled for wage loss benefits during the period of disability.

Wage loss benefits are for your loss of income due to injuries that you suffered in a Michigan car accident.  They are paid under the provisions of the Michigan No-Fault law by the auto insurance company responsible for paying benefits.  These benefits are available to people injured in car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and truck accidents.  Passengers of buses and other commuter vehicles are also eligible for these benefits.

A person who is unable to work due to injuries sustained in an auto accident can recieve 85% of their gross pay, including overtime.  Self-employed people and those actively seeking employment on the date of the accident can also receive these benefits.  The benefits can be paid for three years after the date of the accident.

Individuals injured in a Michigan auto accident must file an
Application for No-Fault Benefits with the proper insurance company within one year of the date of the accident.  All claims must be submitted within one year of the date the loss is incurred and the employer must provide a Wage Loss Verification Form to confirm employment and wages.  If a claim is denied by the insurance company, a lawsuit for the benefits must be filed within one year of the denial. 

If your wage and income loss benefits have been denied, you should contact our office immediately at
(800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan car accident and no-fault insurance lawyers.

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