Summer Solstice (2018)

Posted on: June 21st, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our annual list of safety tips for the first day of summer. The summer solstice arrived today at 6:07 am. Partly cloudy skies with temperatures over 80 degrees have been predicted for Metro Detroit. The UV index rating shows 9 of 10 indicating a very high risk from sun exposure. Working outside in the summer […]

1 in 10 found to be an independent contractor

Posted on: June 20th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Statistics show 1 in 10 workers are independent contractors and why they cannot qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Michigan. NPR has published a fascinating article showing 1 in 10 workers are classified as independent contractors. That represents about 15.5 million people across the United States. Not included were people who supplement their income with […]

How frequently do the “big three” dispute workers’ compensation claims?

Posted on: June 19th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases its 2017 Notice of Dispute Report and how self-insured automobile manufacturers stack up. Michigan law requires employers purchase workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. It pays for medical treatment and lost wages if an employee gets hurt on-the-job. In exchange for payment of these mandatory benefits, employers receive immunity from […]

Closing early to watch the Detroit Tigers

Posted on: June 14th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our hardworking team of attorneys and legal professionals take the afternoon off to celebrate many accomplishments this year. We are closing at noon today for some rest and relaxation. Our entire staff is spending the afternoon at Comerica Park cheering on the Detroit Tigers. This is a perfect way to celebrate all that has been […]

Charts & Graphs (2017-2018 Edition)

Posted on: June 13th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our charts and graphs show current statistics and trends for workers’ compensation in Michigan. This chart shows the age of workers’ compensation cases pending across the State of Michigan. Most parties can expect resolution within 12 months. Some cases take 24+ months. New cases have declined over the last decade. This downward trend continued in […]

Top 10 Fast Facts (2017-2018 Edition)

Posted on: June 12th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our annual list of top 10 facts and statistics for Michigan workers’ compensation. Fact #1: The maximum rate for 2018 is $900.00 per week. This is based upon a state-wide average weekly wage of $999.31. High wage earners are capped at $46,800.00 annually regardless of their actual salary. Fact #2: Travel reimbursement is $0.545 per […]

Workers’ Compensation Redemption Amount

Posted on: June 7th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What is the average redemption amount for a workers’ compensation case in Michigan and how to maximize recovery? The Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) has published its 2017 Annual Report. Data shows the average redemption amount in 2017 was just $58,156.09. More than 70% of cases were eventually settled through a redemption. Many of our clients […]

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