Dependency change and your weekly comp rate

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

What happens to your Michigan wage loss benefits if you have children or get married? A recent question on Facebook lead to an interesting discussion about changes in dependency and Michigan law. The conversation revolved around whether a person could increase his or her weekly comp rate based upon a new yearly maximum. The max rate […]

Math error not in your favor

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

Insurance company makes $8,500 error and how to double check your comp rate. Never assume an insurance company is paying the correct comp rate. We see individuals who are receiving much less than required under Michigan law. Just last week an $8,500 error was discovered. Turns out the insurance company had been shorting our client by […]

We like you BUT ever been hurt on-the-job?

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What potential employers can find out about past workers’ compensation claims from the Agency. Many people are worried about future employment options after a workers’ compensation claim. Getting hired by a new employer who thinks you are just a liability is a big concern. It also doesn’t help when special interest groups maintain that everyone […]

First Day of Spring (Spring Equinox) 2015

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

Warmer temperatures bring increased danger to people working outside. Tomorrow is the first day of spring and we could not be happier. Warmer temperatures are already making their way across Michigan. This is a relief as winter was especially cold this year. Warmer temperatures create their own hazards in the workplace. Many accidents can be […]

What is the cost of a human life?

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

NPR investigation on workers’ compensation reform and the human cost of slashing benefits. NPR has published an excellent series of articles on workers’ compensation reform across the United States. It’s investigation shows how the “grand bargain” is being dismantled through extreme benefit cuts. It also tells the story of how this has affected many of […]

Appellate Commission ruling on attendant care

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Does the legal doctrine of res judicata bar a plaintiff from seeking additional attendant care hours after a final decision by a magistrate? We noticed an interesting Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission opinion regarding attendant care. It focused on whether a plaintiff could seek an increase in hours or pay after a final decision from a magistrate. […]

Welcome Mark Pimlott!

Posted on: March 11th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

We are proud to announce that Mark Pimlott has joined the law firm and is accepting new workers compensation clients. Mark started with our office last summer so this blog announcement is somewhat late. He has been a licensed attorney for over 30 years and brings a tremendous amount of experience in workers compensation. He […]

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