Workers' Compensation


Workers’ Compensation is a facet of labor law for which Plunkett Cooney has dedicated a separate group of specialists. Our attorneys concentrate their practice on the defense of workers’ compensation matters for both insurance providers and businesses that are self-insured.

The Workers’ Compensation Law Practice Group has established a regional reputation as distinctive and aggressive litigators on behalf of a variety of clients, including self-insured groups, municipalities, medical facilities, construction companies, transportation companies and credit unions, to name a few. Their practice focuses exclusively on workers’ compensation litigation, including appeals, consultations and educational seminars.

With over 100 years of combined experience, the members of Plunkett Cooney strive to achieve the right results for its clients and emphasizes one-on-one communications, prompt reporting and regional litigation coverage.

Plunkett Cooney has an extensive record of successfully litigating significant cases with complex legal issues. Many of these cases have resulted in “new case” law that provides advantages to our clients. For example, the firm recently represented a Michigan municipality in litigation that resulted in a new “burden of proof” for workers’ compensation death cases.

In addition to litigation services, Plunkett Cooney has a talented appellate division with extensive post-trial experience before the Workers’ Compensation Appellate Commission, the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Our attorneys are active and hold leadership positions in a number of noteworthy professional organizations, including the American Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Committee, the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, the Michigan Self-Insurers’ Association, the National Counsel of Self-Insurers and ALFA International.

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