Starting in August 2012, the Michigan Worker’s Compensation Appellate Commission will merge with the Michigan Employment Security Board of Review. This new state agency comes as a result of an executive order that was recently signed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. The new commission will focus on appeals that are related to Michigan workers comp and unemployment benefits. This commission will make final judgments on workers comp and unemployment claims. If you have a claim, you should rely on an experienced lawyer to present your case to the commission in the best light.
Rick Snyder, the Michigan governor, is in charge of the commission, and his first job is to elect nine members who will serve on the board. Any appeals that the board hears will have to come in front of three members of the newly formed commission. Their decisions are final, unless a review is requested by the other six members of the team. If a review is requested, then the entire nine member panel must sit and hear the case. The judgment of the entire panel is final, and there are no appeals after their decision is made. It is essential for an injured party to present their case in the best light the first time. Using a skilled attorney is the proactive way to approach unemployment and worker’s compensation claims, and there is help available.
If you have been injured on the job, you can rely on David M. Clark to help. He is the lead attorney and the found of The Clark Law Office. Mr. Clark has practiced in Michigan for more than 30 years and specializes in unemployment and workers’ comp law. Relying on an experienced attorney provides several advantages. First, an expert like Mr. Clark knows the laws that affect personal claims. He can help guide his clients through the entire process and will work hard to ensure that they get a fair claim. The government tries to limit the amount the pay, and professional assistance is essential. Do not let the board take advantage of you. You need the help of experienced lawyers, and our team is here for you. Feel free to call us today @ 517.347.6900 for a free consultation. We can help you with any legal problems, and the initial consultation is free and without obligation.