Serving West MI
Have you been injured on the job? If your accident resulted in a painful or disabling injury that you might live with for the rest of your life, it's important to know your legal rights. Set up a FREE consultation with the experienced attorneys at Bleakley Law Office, P.C. today.
Let our attorneys fight for the compensation that you are entitled to.
Worker's Comp Attorneys that Know Your Legal Rights
Our attorneys represent workers who are injured on the job or disabled due to a job-related accident. We pursue claims for lost wages and medical expenses against private industry and federal, state and local government employers and their workers' compensation insurers. We also handle issues dealing with defenses, fraud, subrogation and appeals.
We help clients recover rightful worker's compensation benefits after work-related injuries including:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Hand or shoulder injury
Neck, back or knee injury
Other orthopedic injury
Organ damage or occupational disease
Psychiatric or neurological injury
Repetitive trauma injury
Other work injury
We Help You Navigate the Complex Worker's Comp System
If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to certain benefits under Michigan law. The Michigan Worker's Disability Compensation Act represents a trade-off of sorts for the employee: the employee receives compensation for any job-related injury regardless of fault, but the nature and extent of benefits is limited to that provided by the Act. The Act also represents a similar trade-off for employers: the employer is liable for some benefits in nearly every case of workplace injury, but this liability is limited, even in cases of employer fault, to the nature and extent of benefits provided by the Act. The risk of workplace injury thus becomes a cost of doing business.
Compensation for Missed Paychecks
Have you missed paychecks because you were injured on the job? Are you worried about how your bills are going to get paid without that money? Do you want to make certain you get fair worker's compensation wage benefits?
The attorneys at Bleakley Law Offices can help. We know exactly what employers are required to provide to compensate injured workers for loss of wages. We will make certain you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
The Wage Loss Benefits You are Entitled To
If you have missed seven or more consecutive days of work, you are entitled to compensation for 80 percent of your after-tax average weekly wage. On the surface, this seems like a fairly simple calculation. In many cases, it is. However, for employees with incomes that vary from week to week, calculating the average weekly wage can become complicated.
How Your Average Weekly Wage is Calculated
There are a variety of ways to calculate average weekly wage when determining worker's comp wage loss benefits. The most common is to take an average of the wages paid during the highest paying 39 weeks out of the last 52 weeks worked.
This method of calculation can be problematic if you were new to the company when you were injured. Perhaps you were a seasonal worker or a temporary employee. No matter what your situation is, our lawyers know how to make certain that your compensation is calculated fairly. We have a wealth of experience in worker's compensation claims, so you can be confident in our ability to help you get what you deserve.
Contact a Michigan Work Comp Wage Loss Attorney
We will use our experience serving people in Muskegon and throughout Michigan to help you get the benefits you need. Call us now, toll free, at 1-877-544-3733 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free consultation.
318 Houston Avenue
P.O. Box 868
Muskegon, MI 49443
Phone: (231) 722-3733
Grand Rapids Office
Phone: (616) 773-1572
Toll Free: 1-877-544-3733
Fax: (231) 728-3733
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"This is a long overdue letter of appreciation for everything you’ve done for me concerning my Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Claims. You went above and beyond my expectations. I have never been one to say good things about lawyers but I have only had positive things to say about you. You have restored my faith in your profession. Thanks to everyone in your office. They’ve all been courteous, helpful, and respectful. I have and will recommend you for all of your services. You are the Best! If there is ever anything I can do for you, don’t hesitate to ask.
James O. Olson