General Motors retirees lose big time

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Michigan Supreme Court says General Motors allowed to coordinate workers’ compensation and disability pension benefits for retirees. The Michigan Supreme Court has released its opinion in the case of Arbuckle v General Motors, LLC. This matter arises out of the tax-payer funded restructuring that saved General Motors from collapse in 2009. It involves retires who […]

Doctor gets 57 month prison sentence for medication scheme

Posted on: July 21st, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Warning about medical providers who do not have your best interests at heart and try to get rich at your expense. The Detroit Free Press has reported that Dr. Oscar Linares has been sentenced to 57 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts. He will also forfeit personal items, including luxury cars, boats, […]

5 frequently asked questions about settlement

Posted on: July 20th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What do you need to know about settling your workers’ compensation case in Michigan? We think settlement is an attractive option for many people on workers’ compensation. It gives them a fresh start and the insurance company will stop looking over their shoulder. Individuals who settle workers’ compensation can seek medical treatment or vocation rehabilitation on […]

Welcome Terrence T. Boyle!

Posted on: July 19th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers is proud to announce that Terrence T. Boyle has joined our practice. We are thrilled to announce that Terrence T. Boyle has joined Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. Mr. Boyle has been a lawyer practicing exclusively workers’ compensation for over 30 years. He brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience to […]

Sample interest calculation

Posted on: July 14th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

How to calculate interest on an award of benefits under workers’ compensation in Michigan. The Michigan Legislature passed significant reforms in 2011. A change that did not get much attention involves how interest on an award is calculated. When weekly benefits are paid pursuant to an award, interest shall be paid at a rate calculated in […]

Charts & Graphs (2015-2016 Edition)

Posted on: July 13th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

We have some fun with charts and graphs breaking down some of the more interesting statistics regarding workers’ compensation in Michigan. This chart shows the age of pending workers’ compensation cases across the State of Michigan. Most people see resolution within 12 months. How much is the average settlement? It was $59,209.41 in 2015. Changes in […]

7 years of prison for disability fraud

Posted on: July 12th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

How bad apples fuel misconceptions about workers’ compensation and ways insurance companies investigate fraud. A New Jersey firefighter has been sentenced to 7 years in prison after being convicted of fraudulently collecting disability benefits. Investigators discovered that he took part in mixed martial arts competitions and taught jiu jitsu while receiving more than $80,000 in […]

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