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Travelers insurance accused of not providing needed medical care

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted February 19th, 2019

Neurologist selected by Travelers accused of providing false information in workers’ comp matter that led to denied benefits. We saw an article about a man living in Florida who was seriously injured in a workplace explosion but could not get needed medical care. He reports concussion-like symptoms including headaches, insomnia, fatigue, depression, anxiety, light sensitivity, […]


Slip and Falls, Car Accidents, Exposure

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted February 14th, 2019

Winter finally grips Michigan and what employees should know about workers’ compensation. Michigan has finally experienced winter weather over the last couple weeks. We have seen heavy snow, accumulating ice, air temperatures below zero, and dangerous wind chills that felt colder than Alaska. News from across the country shows other states have not fared much […]


Illegal employment of minors and workers’ compensation

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted February 13th, 2019

Warning for Michigan businesses who illegally employ minors and potential consequences if they are hurt on-the-job. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has fined a Grand Rapids manufacturer $28,474 for child labor violations. A 17-year-old employee suffered an amputation of his right index finger while operating an unguarded band saw. It was found the company […]


Magistrate Disposition Statistics (2018)

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted February 12th, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics covering period 01/01/18 through 12/31/18. Statistics provided by the WCA show magistrates gave 17 open awards, 16 closed awards, and 28 denials in 2018. An open award is when a magistrate orders payment of continuing wage loss and medical benefits. A closed award is when a magistrate […]


We have the largest reported workers’ compensation settlements in 2018

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted February 7th, 2019

Jeffrey Kaufman and Alex Berman obtain largest reported workers’ compensation settlements in 2018. Michigan Lawyers Weekly publishes an annual list of the highest reported verdicts and settlements in the state. We are proud to announce that Jeffrey Kaufman and Alex Berman have obtained the largest reported workers’ compensation settlements in 2018. Michigan law allows a […]


It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Drone Surveillance

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted February 6th, 2019

Insurance companies use drone surveillance to spy on claimants looking for potential fraud. I had the privilege of co-moderating the MAJ Workers’ Compensation/Social Security Seminar this year. We had speakers covering everything from the recent election, medical proofs, and updated case law. One of the speakers discussed surveillance and how insurance companies are using new […]


Magistrate Appointments/Reappointments Announced

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted February 5th, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer makes appointments/reappointments to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. Governor Whitmer has appointed David DeGraw, Michael Heck, Philip Della Santina, Emil Louis Ognisanti, Chris Slater, Luke McMurray, and David Grunewald to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. Each will serve for a term expiring January 26, 2023. The Board of Magistrates consists […]



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