Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Under Michigan law, workers’ compensation wage loss benefits are 80% of the after-tax value of your average weekly wage.
There are complicated features that impact the calculation of wage loss benefits. When a worker’s weekly salary varies from week to week, wage loss benefits are based on the average of the 39 highest pay weeks in the last 52 weeks.
If an injured worker returns to work part-time, or at a lower-paying job, that individual may still be eligible for partial wage loss benefits, to cover part of the difference between the amount he or she earned before and after the work-related injury.
These formulas can be very confusing. Contact an attorney if you have questions about whether you are getting the amount of wage loss benefits that the law requires.
Workers’ compensation pays for all medical care that is reasonable and necessary for treatment of a work-related injury for as long as the worker requires treatment. Thus, a worker with a serious or chronic injury may be eligible for these medical benefits for years, or even for the rest of his or her life.
Disputes may arise about what is reasonable and necessary treatment. If this happens to you, seek legal guidance.
If you or a loved one have suffered a workplace injury, it is important to talk with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Submit a simple, free, and confidential legal consultation form now to get started.
For more information, please visit the following resourceful pages:
- Workers’ Compensation Overview
- FAQ’s about Workers’ Compensation
- Return to Accidents & Injuries Page
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