Lansing, Michigan Workers’ Compensation and Injury Attorney
Attorney Timothy S. Burns Helps Injured Lansing Residents Get Fair Compensation
Attorney Timothy S. Burns has been helping injured people in and around Lansing for nearly two decades. He understands how difficult it can be to recover from physical injuries while under the financial and emotional stress a serious injury can trigger. That’s why he’s devoted his career to ensuring that people who have been injured receive the compensation they need to reclaim their lives.
Burns Law can help with your:
- Workers’ compensation claim
- Workers’ compensation appeal
- Third-party lawsuit arising from a work injury
- Car accident lawsuit
- Motorcycle accident lawsuit
If you’ve been injured in a work accident, or in a motor vehicle accident that was someone else’s fault, schedule a free consultation right now. Give yourself the breathing room to focus on your recovery while a dedicated advocate protects your legal rights.
Lansing Workers’ Compensation Claims
In theory, the Michigan workers’ compensation statute ensures that injured workers receive the medical care and compensation they need without the need for litigation. The law requires Michigan employers to provide workers’ compensation coverage, and an employee who is injured on the job is typically entitled to medical benefits and other compensation regardless of who was at fault.
However, employers and insurers alike have an incentive to minimize payouts after an on-the-job accident. That means injured Lansing workers often have to fight to receive full compensation after an injury.
That battle can be difficult for someone inexperienced in the technical and procedural requirements associated with a workers’ compensation claim—especially when that person is recovering from an injury and attempting to manage finances and keep other aspects of his or her life on track. Working with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can be beneficial for many reasons:
- An experienced workers’ compensation attorney knows the applicable deadlines and technical requirements, ensuring that your case isn’t derailed by a procedural oversight
- An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer understands how insurance companies operate, and won’t be misled by their tactics
- An experienced workers’ compensation attorney knows how to establish the value of a claim, helping make sure you receive full value
- An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can assess the accident for potential third-party liability, which may mean more extensive compensation for you
Learn more about how Burns Law can help you receive the compensation you deserve after a work-related injury. Call 844-BURNSLAW (844-287-6752) to schedule your free consultation.
Additional Lansing Work Injury Claims
Workers’ compensation is intended to be an exclusive remedy, meaning that injured workers generally cannot file negligence suits against their employers in connection with work-related injuries. In some cases, though, a third party may be wholly or partly responsible for an employee’s injuries. In that case, the worker can often file a personal injury or product liability case against the responsible party in addition to his or her worker’s compensation claim.
While some compensation will be offset when both a worker’s compensation claim and a personal injury suit arise out of the same injury, a third-party claim can often mean more compensation for the injured party and his or her family.
One common example of third-party liability in a work-related accident involves a construction site with multiple contractors. Perhaps the injured worker works for a subcontractor, but the injury is caused by negligent job site management on the part of the general contractor, or negligent operation of equipment by an employee of a different subcontractor. In that situation, the injured worker will typically have a workers’ compensation claim, but also a personal injury claim against the contractor who is responsible for the accident.
Lansing Car Accident Claims
In 2016, there were nearly 10,000 automobile accidents in Ingham County, resulting in 2,653 injuries and 26 fatalities. Eaton County saw 625 injuries and 10 fatalities, and Clinton County 426 injuries and 13 deaths.
Recovering after a serious car crash or the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident can be a long and difficult process. The last thing you need during this trying time is the added stress of engaging with insurance companies, managing deadlines, and attempting to recover the compensation you need to move forward.
An experienced Lansing car accident attorney like Timothy S. Burns can help secure compensation for damages such as:
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of rehabilitation
- Damage to your vehicle
Lansing Motorcycle Accidents
Each year, thousands of people are injured and more than 100 killed in motorcycle accidents on Michigan roads. Motorcycle accidents can be especially serious, given that the rider is unprotected in a collision with a larger vehicle such as a car or truck, or when thrown from the motorcycle at a high rate of speed.
When a motorcycle accident occurs because another driver was negligent, or because of faulty equipment, poorly maintained roadways, or otherwise through the fault of another person or entity, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost income, property damage and other losses.
Talk to an Experienced Lansing Injury Lawyer
Work injuries and motor vehicle accidents have two very important things in common. First, either can throw your life into turmoil on a moment’s notice. Second, both may require you to navigate complicated legal processes to get fair compensation.
When you find yourself facing that difficult combination of circumstances, Burns Law is here to help. Just call 844-BURNSLAW (844-287-6752) right now, or use our contact form to schedule your free consultation.