Facebook Posts That Get Claimants In Trouble

Posted on: August 27th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our list of Facebook posts that get claimants in trouble and why you need to deactivate social media accounts now. Insurance companies have been using private investigators to follow claimants for years. Surveillance is taken out-of-context and used to dispute benefits. Social media is the new frontier when investigating a claim. Some adjusters make snap decisions based […]

Bumble Bee to pay record $6 million to settle criminal prosecution

Posted on: August 26th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Record settlement in criminal prosecution is as a warning to employers who disregard employee safety. We previously blogged about felony charges against Bumble Bee Foods and two of its employees related to the 2012 death of Jose Melena. He was killed when trapped in an oven used to sterilize cans of tuna. It was alleged […]

Michigan continues its race to the bottom

Posted on: August 25th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

NASI study shows less workers’ compensation benefits being paid across the U.S. with significant declines in Michigan. We are always fascinated with how Michigan stacks up against other states. It seems like our lawmakers are constantly in a race to the bottom. Michigan has already seen a 27.7 percent drop in the pure premium rate over […]

My workers comp check is how much?

Posted on: August 20th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Lost wages for short term employees in Michigan and how to double check insurance company math. Our law firm founder, Alex Berman, had an interesting situation come across his desk last week. A client was concerned that his weekly checks were incorrect. He was only employed for a few hours when a terrible work accident occurred. […]

9/11 responders continue to be diagnosed with cancer

Posted on: August 19th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What firefighters deployed from Michigan on 9/11 need to know about potential workers’ compensation benefits and cancer. The New York Post reports that over 3,700 responders have now been diagnosed with cancer linked to the events of September 11. This includes 1,100 firefighters resulting in 109 deaths. The FDNY’s chief medical officer, Dr. David Prezant, […]

Uh oh! Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays.

Posted on: August 18th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

A warning about late reporting and why employers dispute these workers’ compensation claims. A friend of mine insists you should never buy a car built on Monday. He thinks factory workers sacrifice quality when they are exhausted from the weekend. I don’t believe this old wives’ tale but could not convince him otherwise. Some employers use […]

5 questions I wished my clients would ask

Posted on: August 13th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Confessions of a Michigan workers’ compensation attorney and the issues you should be thinking about. We get calls from unhappy people looking to switch attorneys and hire our law firm on a regular basis. Poor communication is the main reason why the attorney-client relationship breaks down. The best advice is to make an appointment with […]

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