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On September 14, 1983, Governor James J. Blanchard issued the following statement and charge in appointing Theodore J. St. Antoine as Special Counselor on Workers' Compensation:

In the past two decades, workers' compensation has been the subject of much discussion and debate among all segments of the industrial community and the several branches of state government in Michigan. During this period, three separate commissions have engaged in extensive analysis of the Michigan Workers' Compensation Law. In 1980, and again in 1981, substantial amendments were added to the statute. Nonetheless, the controversy over this system continues.

Important and deserving interests are at stake. The employee who is the victim of industrial accident or disease is entitled to prompt, reasonable compensation. The employer who must pay should be burdened with no more than fair and appropriate costs. The public generally must be assured of a vibrant, competitive economy in this State.

WCIM front matter.pdf (87 kB)
Front Matter

WCIM 01 introduciton.pdf (150 kB)

WCIM 02 Historical Background.pdf (75 kB)
Historical Background

WCIM 03 Costs and Benefits.pdf (1215 kB)
Costs and Benefits

WCIM 04 Disability and occupational diseases.pdf (1351 kB)
Disability and Occupational Disease

WCIM 05 Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation.pdf (428 kB)
Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation

WCIM 06 Special Problems.pdf (498 kB)
Special Problems

WCIM 07 Administrative procedures.pdf (832 kB)
Administrative Procedures

WCIM 08 Bureau Administration.pdf (84 kB)
Bureau Administration

WCIM 09 Advisory Council.pdf (108 kB)
Advisory Council

WCIM 10 Summary.pdf (46 kB)