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Congratulations Alex Berman and Jeff Kaufman

Posted on: September 22nd, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Dbusiness magazine announces its 2017 Top Lawyers list. Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers would like to congratulate Alex Berman and Jeff Kaufman for being named Top Lawyers by Dbusiness magazine. Both will be featured in its November/December issue. The selection process was based upon a peer-review survey open to all area lawyers. Thousands of votes were […]


Are medical records private under Michigan workers’ compensation?

Posted on: September 21st, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Lessons from the 2016 presidential election and why disabled employees have less privacy rights than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Our lawyers are political junkies and have been following the 2016 presidential election very closely. The latest controversy surrounds the release of medical records for each candidate. Does the American public have a right to […]


Warning about purchasing workers’ comp insurance

Posted on: September 20th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. sued for allegedly cheating employers who bought workers’ comp insurance. Reuters has a story about Berkshire Hathaway Inc. getting sued for allegedly cheating employers who purchased workers’ comp policies. Described as a “reverse Ponzi scheme,” employers were sold affordable policies that were actually “reinsurance” requiring them to cover each other’s losses. This […]


Television shows to watch this fall

Posted on: September 15th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Tongue-in-cheek list of television shows that our lawyers want to see on the fall schedule. We understand how tough workers’ compensation is for our clients. It can be overwhelming when medical treatment and/or wage loss benefits get denied. Finding an outlet can be very difficult. Laughter is sometimes good medicine. Here is our tongue-in-cheek list […]


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Understanding complex regional pain syndrome and how to get medical treatment under Michigan workers’ compensation. We have represented many individuals diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). It develops from a physical trauma like a crush, fracture, or amputation. Sometimes it can occur from a relatively minor injury like a sprained ankle. Pain is typically […]


Warning about blight removal hazards

Posted on: September 13th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

MIOSHA launches new program to increase its presence on blight removal projects and how to file a complaint if an employer is not taking workplace safety seriously. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has announced a new program to increase its presence on blight removal projects. Additional funding was provided by the U.S. […]


What factors decide if a person is an employee?

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

IRS revenue ruling 87-41 and the factors used to determine employment status under workers’ compensation in Michigan. It seems like the issue of employment status comes up on a regular basis. Many of our clients get called independent contractors when they are in fact employees. This can make all the difference when claiming workers’ compensation […]



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