If you or a loved one are the victim of wrongful death, a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, disc herniation, or broken bones, it is important you know that these are often the cause of long term and/or permanent debilitation. This is why it is crucial you get the legal representation and compensation you deserve.
Too often, people with these kinds of injuries are overlooked, either because they did not understand the severity of the injury at the time of its occurrence or they were not aware of the benefits to which they are entitled. Read more about these injuries to determine if you should seek legal counsel.
Wrongful Death claims are made by the survivors of the deceased and are defined and civil actions. Any individual who has passed away as a result of negligence or misconduct of another is considered the victim of a wrongful death. In these cases, Michigan law allows family members of the decedent, known as “distributees” in legal jargon, to file a wrongful death suit for the purpose of seeking monetary damages. The purpose of this civil action is for the benefit of relatives who were dependent upon their deceased loved one for financial and/or emotional support.
Traumatic Brain Injury is an extremely complex disability and can be the cause of a wide array of symptoms and irreversible physical deterioration. The effects on the victim and their family are usually devastating and should, under no circumstances, be overlooked. In Michigan, about 30% of TBIs are caused by car accidents.
Herniated Discs are not uncommon; however, their negative impact on health can be underestimated. Many times the pain associated with disc herniation does not flare up until well after the incident that caused it, leaving you uncertain about what could have caused the injury. If you are experiencing pain, numbness, or tingling around any of your vertebrae, seek a medical opinion to determine the next steps.
Spinal Cord Injuries are no laughing matter. The loss of mobility and function sustained after the onset of these injuries can range anywhere from minor to severe, with paralysis as a possible outcome. Spinal injuries fall under two categories – complete and incomplete – and should be addressed for legal compensation immediately.
Broken Bones or fractures are some of the most common injuries out there. There are many different types of fractures (which can be determined by a medical professional), but many are recognizable by the sound and appearance of the injury when it occurs. These injuries should never be ignored, as bleeding, nerve, tissue, and blood vessel damage are always possibilities with broken bones. These kinds of secondary injuries can cause serious damange. Since the breaking of a bone can lead to permanent disability, it is imperative that victims of negligence resulting in broken bones seek a legal opinion.
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Q: How are my medical bills handled under the Workers Compensation Act
A: All medical bills should be forwarded directly to your employer – no questions asked. If for some reason a medical bill is paid out of your pocket, you are entitled to full compensation.