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MML Workers’ Compensation Loss Control Achievement Award

Posted on: February 4th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

City of Farmington Hills receives Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Loss Control Achievement Award. We want to acknowledge the City of Farmington Hills for receiving the Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Loss Control Achievement Award in 2015. Farmington Hills has received this distinction 19 times over the past 23 years. Our main office is located […]


Five Tips from Jane & Angel

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Office staff gives five tips on how to improve your workers’ comp situation. Individuals who call our office will most will most likely speak with Jane or Angel before connecting with a lawyer. Both are experienced professionals who want to help resolve your situation. Here are five tips on how to improve your case and successfully recover […]


Update: Dancing Hamster Workers’ Compensation Scandal

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

KIA dancing hamster actor pleads no contest to felony insurance fraud for working and receiving disability benefits. We blogged about this crazy news story in 2014 regarding a dancing hamster from the popular KIA commercials. Leroy Barnes, a resident of Los Angeles, was accused of claiming disability benefits while working as a backup dancer. It […]


Can I drive for Uber while claiming workers’ comp benefits in Michigan?

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

How income from a new job can be used to reduce wage loss benefits and the good-faith job search. We had two clients ask if they could drive for Uber last week. This is understandable considering both of their claims have been disputed and they have no income. Workers’ comp is supposed to pay lost wages […]


Let’s make employee misclassification legal!

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Senate Bill 0645 is a gift to the trucking industry and why it must be opposed. We have previously blogged about employee misclassification and fraud. How it improperly shifts medical costs to other payers. This ends up increasing taxes and insurance premiums for everyone. Some of the worst offenders are in the trucking industry. Drivers […]


Top 10 Workers’ Comp Fraud Cases For 2015

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Fraud costs millions of dollars each year but it is not what you expect. Professor Leonard T. Jernigan Jr. has now released his 2015 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases. Employee fraud represents just $1,500,000 on the list while non-employee fraud is a staggering $848,000,000. We know there are some bad apples in the workers’ […]


2016 Calculator Program Released

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

WCA updates its calculator program for 2016 and a reminder to double check your weekly rate. Did you know that insurance companies underpay people on workers’ compensation? This occurs when estimated hours and rates of pay are used. We have represented clients who were paid thousands of dollars less than what is required under Michigan law. […]



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