Help support female firefighters in Michigan!

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Michigan lawmakers seek to include breast cancer in First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund. The First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund was created in 2014 to help firefighters who develop occupational cancer. Any respiratory tract, bladder, skin, brain, kidney, blood, thyroid, testicular, prostate, or lymphatic cancer are now presumed to arise out of employment. It is up […]

Don’t get your legal advice from the Internet

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Warning about bad legal advice on the Internet and how it costs you nothing to speak with an experienced workers’ comp attorney in Michigan. We have seen people use online resources to represent themselves in court. It never goes well and odds are they will lose at trial. One individual thought he had a valid […]

Magistrate Disposition Statistics (Q3 2017)

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics for third quarter of 2017. Magistrates decide the facts and law for each workers’ compensation case. Their backgrounds shape how they view medical evidence and witness testimony. Statistics published by the WCA show magistrates have given 6 open awards, 16 closed awards, and 20 denials so far. […]

What issues to watch in 2018

Posted on: November 9th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Workers’ comp issues to watch in 2018 and why the deck seems stacked against injured employees. We are always looking out for our clients. This includes watching trends and developing strategies to deal with insurance company abuse. It seems like the deck is getting even more stacked against people hurt at work. Here are three […]

MiScorecard Performance Summary (Sep 2017)

Posted on: November 8th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency releases its MiScorecard and it shows little change from last reporting period. Governor Rick Snyder created Michigan Dashboard to provide a snapshot assessment of state government. We have been critical of this tool because of the metrics and the missing human component. The Agency has now released its MiScorecard for reporting […]

Obamacare rates to increase 26.9% in Michigan

Posted on: November 7th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Health care costs skyrocketing but workers’ comp premiums keep dropping. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that health insurance plans sold in Michigan under the Affordable Care Act will increase by an average of 26.9%. Insurance companies say they need higher rates in 2018 because of rising health care costs. President Trump’s decision to end […]

5 workers’ comp falsehoods in Michigan

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Special interest groups use falsehoods and half-truths to sway public opinion. We get angry when our clients are discriminated against. It is bad enough having their medical treatment and wage loss benefits unfairly denied. Having friends and neighbors against them makes it even worse. Special interest groups use misconceptions to sway public opinion. This leads […]

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