Defense And Appeals In Workers’ Compensation

Representing Self-Insureds, Insurers And Employers

Workers often claim they have been injured on the job. Some workplace injuries are undeniable, such as in the case of a traumatic event on a job site. Others are harder to verify, such as repetitive stress injuries and psychological injuries. Repetitive stress injuries come about over extended time periods — weeks, months or years. They may result from activities such as lifting heavy loads and ongoing exposure to toxic substances or other environmental hazards.

Once a worker reports an injury or condition allegedly caused by work activities or at a work site, this report typically triggers workers’ compensation processes. Employers are responsible for giving workers information but insurers often approve or deny coverage. When workers disagree about their readiness to work again or when they insist on seeing alternative doctors, disputes may arise. In some cases, employers or insurers contend that an injury was not work-related at all.

Limiting Liability

Employers and self-insured entities often aim to protect themselves from unwarranted financial responsibility for an alleged workplace injury or to limit benefits. When allegedly injured employees and employer or insurers disagree, Conklin Benham, P.C., is available to advise and protect the supposedly liable party or parties.

As an established, successful Michigan law firm handling workers’ compensation defense, the firm has advised many large, well-known employers, both insured and self-insured, as well as smaller businesses. Lawyers at Conklin Benham, P.C., pride themselves on containing legal costs while protecting clients’ rights and interests. Attorneys of the firm are well-qualified to render credible, documented opinions that employer and insurers can use to communicate directly with allegedly injured workers.

Qualified Practitioners

Workers’ compensation defense and appellate law is often a fast-paced, aggressive practice area. Conklin Benham, P.C., applies methods that have proven effective time and again. Clients can count on the firm’s attorneys’ integrity and efficiency. Some lawyers of the firm have previous experience as assistant attorney generals and bring a depth of knowledge to the firm’s practice. The firm has been widely recognized in the legal profession in this area of law through:

  • Active participation in the American Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • Induction into The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
  • “Lawyer of the year” designation for some of our lawyers
  • U.S. News—Best Lawyers accolades

Contact The Firm Regarding Workers’ Compensation Defense

For information and guidance regarding employment law, workers’ compensation and related matters, call 248-593-2450 or email us.