Michigan is called a "wage loss state." Workers Compensation wage loss benefits are not payable unless the claimant demonstrates that he has suffered a loss earning capacity due to an injury at work.
There are times, however, when a claimant can establish a new wage earning capacity. In that event, then he or she is not entitled to wage loss benefits.
How can an employer demonstrate that the claimant has established a new wage earning capacity? There are four factors: