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

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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