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What are the most dangerous jobs of 2016?

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our take on the most dangerous jobs list and unique challenges under worker’ compensation in Michigan. A fascinating article was published by CareerCast.com regarding the most dangerous jobs of 2016. The list was compiled using statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]


Inside the mind of the insurance company

Posted on: August 18th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What you need to know about the investigative process and how workers’ compensation claims get disputed in Michigan. Insurance companies have various strategies and tactics when it comes to saving money on workers’ compensation claims in Michigan. Getting through the investigative process can be a real challenge. Sometimes the bureaucracy itself causes unnecessary delay. Did you […]


Don’t settle for pennies on the dollar!

Posted on: August 17th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

4 ways to increase settlement amount and other secrets the insurance company will not tell you. A magistrate refused to approve a settlement last month. The person was not represented by an attorney and was settling for too little money. The insurance company ended up paying 10 times more at the second redemption hearing. Insurance companies are notorious for […]


Wearable technology is coming to a job near you

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Tongue-in-cheek suggestions for companies looking to invest into wearable technology and prevent workers’ compensation claims. A fascinating article was published on PropertyCasualty360.com about wearable technology. How it is poised to become a major disruptive trend in the workers’ compensation industry. Some of the benefits include reducing costs and improving safety. Productivity can also be monitored […]


Do you think workers’ compensation is fair?

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Five ways to restore fairness and improve our Michigan workers’ compensation system. Michigan underwent significant workers’ compensation reforms in 2011. This has resulted in more litigation and less benefits. We are still feeling these changes today. Here are five simple ways to restore fairness and improve our broken system. 1. Treating physician rule Most of our […]


No lost wages for 7 days? What about paid sick time?

Posted on: August 10th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Mandatory paid sick time law would give employees who do not qualify for workers’ compensation some relief. We saw an interesting article in the Detroit Free Press concerning a new ballot proposal that would create mandatory paid sick time. The Board of State Canvassers has approved language submitted by Raise Michigan to create the Earned […]


White House joins fight against opioid abuse

Posted on: August 9th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

President Obama takes executive action to address prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic. We have blogged about prescription opioid abuse on several different occasions. It has been a hot topic in workers’ compensation for many years. New rules were published by the WCA in 2014 limiting prescriptions to 90 days unless specific requirements are met. […]



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