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If I'm in an accident and can't work, what wage-loss benefits am I entitled to receive?
You are entitled to have the motor vehicle insurance carrier pay 85 percent of the gross wages lost due to the accident.
Your inability to work must be due to your injury. This is not a lifetime benefit. It ends three years from the date the accident occurred, regardless of whether or not you're permanently or totally disabled.
Can I qualify for wage-loss benefits if I was unemployed at the time of an accident?
Yes, if you can establish that you were only temporarily unemployed you could be eligible to qualify for wage-loss benefits in Michigan.
What about promotions and raises I may have missed? Can I still qualify to get them with Michigan wage loss benefits?
You may be entitled to additional wages for any raise you would have received, or any promotion you would have gained while you were unable to work.
Is there a limit to how much I can receive with Michigan wage loss benefits?
Yes, there is a ceiling on wage loss benefits in Michigan and the insurance carrier is entitled to set off some wage loss benefits received from other sources.
What if my personal injuries require an extended time away from work?
If your disability goes beyond three years or your loss exceeds the ceiling of your benefits, you may be entitled to be compensated from the parties responsible for causing your injury.
This is referred to as a third party claim and is discussed elsewhere on this site.
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