Workers' Compensation (Paid Wage Loss Claims)
The law requires a safe and healthy workplace. But, workplace injuries and illnesses still occur daily. Almost all workplace injuries and illnesses can be prevented. In Michigan, there are about 20,000 individuals each year who have a new workers’ compensation (WC) claim for a work-related injury or illness to cover lost work time and associated medical costs. There were over 55,000 people in 2016 receiving lost wage benefits from an injury or illness that happened in or before 2016. Nine-hundred-thirty-seven million dollars were paid in Michigan during 2016.
Work-related injury and illness data for Michigan workers who received paid wage loss workers’ compensation benefits or specific loss benefits are available on the MiTracking data portal.