Where do I go for my workers’ comp case?

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency releases new magistrate docket assignments and updated contact information for hearing sites. It is common for our clients to ask about the location of their workers’ comp case. These types of matters are administrative and not heard at the local courthouse. The county of injury determines where a workers’ comp case […]

5 reasons you should not accept cash for a workplace accident

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Accepting cash from your employer instead of making a workers’ comp claim is risky business and how to protect your legal rights. Our attorneys get mad when employers take advantage of people hurt on-the-job. This has real consequences when someone cannot get needed medical treatment or provide for their family. Employers lie about insurance coverage […]

New recommendations for treatment of back pain

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

American College of Physicians issues new treatment guidelines for individuals with nonradicular low back pain. The New York Times posted an interesting article about new treatment recommendations for patients suffering from nonradicular low back pain. It follows guidelines published by the American College of Physicians suggesting alternative therapies like exercise, acupuncture, massage therapy or yoga. […]

Magistrate Disposition Statistics (2016)

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

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics covering period 01/01/16 through 12/31/16. Statistics provided by the WCA show magistrates gave 18 open awards, 15 closed awards, and 29 denials in 2016. An open award is when a magistrate orders payment of continuing wage loss and medical benefits. A closed award is when a magistrate […]

Is my employer breaking workers’ comp laws?

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

Michigan employers are breaking workers’ comp laws every day and suggestions to protect your legal rights. We take great pride in helping people hurt on-the-job. Many of our clients have never considered what happens if they become disabled and the stress can be overwhelming. Statistics published by the WCA show some employers/insurance companies have dispute […]

American Heart Month

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

Raising awareness about heart disease and how individuals who suffer a heart attack can seek workers’ compensation benefits in Michigan. The White House has designated February as American Heart Month. This annual event brings awareness to our nation’s #1 killer. 1 in 4 deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease. According to the […]

Can illegal aliens get workers’ comp in Michigan?

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

Illegal aliens can enter into a “contract of hire” and seek workers’ comp benefits in Michigan. President Donald Trump has made some big news this month with executive action limiting refuges coming into the United Sates. He has also taken executive action cracking down on sanctuary cities and funding a border wall with Mexico. We suspect […]

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