My Employer Has Denied My Claim, What Do I Do?
If you disagree with any decision of your employer or their carrier, you may file an application for hearing.
Certain types of contested cases are entitled to mediation:
- If your claim concerns a definite period of time and you have returned to work.
- If the claim is for medical benefits only.
- If you are not represented by an attorney.
- If the bureau determines that your claim may be settled by mediation.
If your claim is not resolved by mediation and the disputed amount is $2,000 or less, your case may be heard in the Small Claims Division. If the amount is more than $2,000, your case will be heard before a magistrate.
You are entitled to a hearing before an arbitrator if both you and your employer or carrier agree and request such hearing in writing.
For more information contact the Bureau of Workers` Disability Compensation at the address or number listed below.
Michigan Dept. of Consumer & Industry Services
Bureau of Workers` Disability Compensation
7150 Harris Drive
PO Box 30016
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone: (888) 396-5041
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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