If your employer will not file a claim for you, you may file form WC-117 with the Agency. If your claim is disputed by the insurance company or self-insured employer, you may need to file a form WC-104A, Application for Mediation or Hearing.
In most situations you would hire a Michigan Worker’s Compensation lawyer to file the form 104A, for you.
Please contact the law offices of David Zimmerman if you have any questions about how to file a Michigan workers compensation claim or to file a petition.
Michigan Worker’s Compensation lawyer specialist.
What do you when you do when your hurt at work and your employer refuses to make a claim with its workers comp insurance carrier and or the State of Michigan
First, you must give notice to your employer that you have been hurt at work. Michigan law states that you must give notice within 90 days of injuring yourself at work, to your employer. If you have given your employer notice and they flat out refuse to contact their workers comp carrier, you should contact the state of Michigan and make your own claim. There is a state form called “employees report of injury” and a process of information that the State of Michigan will take over the phone to get the claim started.
More and more employers are asking their employees not to make a Worker’s Compensation claim. If they suggest this to you they are really suggesting that they do not have insurance or they are not willing to contact their workers comp insurance carrier. It is the employers duty with every work injury to contact their workers comp insurance carrier. Often employers delay giving notice to their insurance carrier or refused to give notice to their insurance carrier.
If you get the feeling, after giving notice to your employer of a work injury, that they are not filing the paperwork with the state of Michigan or with their insurance carrier please call my office immediately. I will help walk you through the process.
Law offices of David Zimmerman
Michigan workers compensation lawyer