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Construction accidents in Michigan

Posted on: April 20th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What are your legal rights if a family member was killed in a construction accident? Statistics published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that 21.4% of workplace fatalities in 2015 were in construction. Leading causes of death were falls, struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. Many construction accidents can be avoided with […]


Why are my workers’ comp checks so low?

Posted on: April 19th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

How to make sure you are getting the correct amount and problems with the average weekly wage calculation. Getting hurt at work can turn your life upside down. This is especially true for individuals who are living paycheck to paycheck. We understand these challenges and want to help explain your legal rights. Michigan workers’ comp […]


Top 10 Fast Facts (2016-2017 Edition)

Posted on: April 18th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our annual list of top 10 facts and statistics for workers’ compensation in Michigan. Fact #1: The maximum rate for 2017 is $870.00 per week. This is based upon a state average weekly wage of $965.62. High wage earners are capped at $45,240 annually regardless of their salary. Fact #2: Travel reimbursement rates have been […]


Severe Weather Awareness Week (2017)

Posted on: April 13th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Are you prepared for severe weather during work hours? The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (MCSWA) has designated April 16, 2017 to April 22, 2017 as severe weather awareness week. Severe weather in Michigan was responsible for 2 deaths last year. Flooding, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes also caused about $160 million in damages. Warmer […]


Settlement tricks you might not know about

Posted on: April 12th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Maximize how much you get with a workers’ compensation settlement and hidden tricks you might not know about. We previously blogged about the average settlement amount for a Michigan workers’ compensation case. How the amount paid is based upon future medical and wage loss benefits. Settlement allows a person to get a lump sum cash […]


Average Settlement Amount (2016)

Posted on: April 11th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What is the average settlement amount for a workers’ compensation case in Michigan? Statistics published by the Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) show the average settlement amount in 2016 was just $59,201.45. More than 70% of cases were eventually settled through the redemption process. Changes to Michigan law have reduced average settlement amounts over the last several […]


My husband/wife died at work. Who will support our children?

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Survivors’ benefits for children who lost a parent in a workplace accident and the complicated rules of dependency in Michigan. We have devoted this week of blog postings to survivors’ benefits. Today we are going to discuss children and the complicated rules of dependency in Michigan. If a parent dies in the course of his […]



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