For more than 50 years, Vandeveer Garzia has been
representing employers and insurance companies in every Workmen’s
Compensation bureau across the State of Michigan. We have prosecuted
cases under every section of the statute, from the simple contest of
disability to litigating the less common issues of “frolic and
detour,” requiring participation in vocational assessment and
rehabilitation, and whether employment exists at all. Vandeveer Garzia
has litigated all of these issues to successful conclusions through
We push for the speedy and economical resolution
of cases at all levels of these administrative courts.
Not only do our firm attorneys also defend claims
in the Appellate Commission, the Court of Appeals, and the Michigan
Supreme Court, but Vandeveer Garzia been instrumental in defining
concepts from the statute in the Circuit Courts, including the very
definition of “employee” itself.
The firm also defends employers in related
Unemployment and MESC hearings.
In addition to directly defending Workmen’s
Compensation claims and representing employers, Vandeveer Garzia
regularly asserts and collects Worker’s Compensation liens
against employees’ actions in tort brought in the Michigan
Circuit Courts. In doing so, we take an active role in monitoring the
discovery and negotiations to make sure our client’s interests
are never underestimated or compromised in any way.