Independence Day – 2015

Posted on: July 2nd, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Wishing our blog readers a happy Fourth of July and a reminder about the challenges facing injured workers in Michigan. Our law firm will be closed on July 3 & 4 in observance of Independence Day. We hope all of our blog readers have a wonderful holiday weekend. Please also take some time and reflect […]

MIOSHA Grant Money Saves Life

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

A real-world example of how small investments in training and safety can pay big dividends. We saw a great story in the June 2015 edition of MIOSHA eNews regarding safety equipment purchased with MiSHIP grant money. The recipient company bought a horizontal lifeline system (and associated training) and it saved an employee when he fell […]

Money doesn’t buy happiness but it does put food on the table

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Dissatisfaction with the Michigan workers’ compensation system after 2011 legislative reforms and how disabled people are getting the squeeze. I saw a fascinating article in Forbes about money and workplace satisfaction. Susan Adams, staff writer, discusses various competing studies and ultimately concludes that money really doesn’t matter once you have reached an equilibrium point. This is when you can cover […]

Crime does not pay when it comes to workers comp

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

How illegal activity and incarceration can result in lost workers comp benefits. We had a nice woman contact our office last week regarding her son. He was recently sent to jail and concerned how this could affect his pending workers comp claim. We could not give any comforting advise because imprisonment comes with serious consequences. Here are some […]

5 time limits employees should know in Michigan

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Don’t wait to tell your employer about a work injury and other important time limits. Michigan workers compensation can feel like a complicated maze. Both employees and employers have significant responsibilities after a workplace accident. Not following the rules can have serious consequences. Here are some of the more common questions about time limits that we […]

Got hurt at work? There is an app for that.

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Why virtual medicine could change the face of workers’ compensation. The Associated Press had a fascinating article last week regarding virtual medicine. Millions of people will soon be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops. Walgreens, UnitedHealth Group, and the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem are launching applications allowing patients to see […]

Warning: Hot Summer Weather is Coming

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Dangerous health conditions from exposure to high temperatures and sun while working outside in the summer months. The first day of summer is just a few days away on June 21, 2015. Average high temperatures will soon reach 80 degrees. Here is our annual blog post devoted to staying safe in the hot weather. Health […]

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