Memorial Day Weekend (2017)

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Honoring the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day is a federal holiday used to remember the service members who died in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our law firm will be closed on May 29, 2017 in observance. This weekend also marks the unofficial start […]

Like to earn $7,073 per hour on workers’ comp?

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Michigan CEOs paid 795 times more than minimum wage and what this means for your maximum workers’ comp rate. Fox 2 Detroit has a great article about income disparity between Michigan CEOs and rank-and-file workers. Average compensation for a S&P 500 CEO was $14,712,548 in 2016. This works out to be $7,073 per hour or 795 […]

TV advertising for lawyers is out-of-control

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

What can be learned about finding a lawyer from the Chevy ‘Real People’ and Domino’s ‘Pizza Turnaround’ commercials? Everyone is buzzing about Chevy’s ‘Real People’ ads with numerous spoofs appearing on YouTube. This is when real people are surprised by the quality of Chevy’s new cars. Domino’s has its own similar ad campaign where they […]

What role does mental health play in recovery under workers’ compensation?

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

A new approach to treatment under workers’ compensation and how employers can save money by “doing the right thing.” Business Insurance has published a fascinating article about psychosocial factors and how they impact recovery under workers’ compensation. Evidence shows that some difficult claims have more to do with mental health than the injury itself. Employers […]

Magistrate Disposition Statistics (Q1 2017)

Posted on: May 17th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics for first quarter of 2017. Magistrates decide the facts and law for each case. Their backgrounds shape how they view witness testimony and medical evidence. We believe these statistics are useful when evaluating a case for settlement or trial. Statistics published by the WCA show magistrates gave […]

Knee replacement surgery the best option?

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

What do individuals on workers’ compensation need to know about knee replacement surgery? NBC Nightly News published a video article about the effectiveness of knee replacement surgery. It discusses the results of a study published by Mount Sinai Health System questioning whether this procedure is right for younger individuals with less severe symptoms. This topic […]

Switching doctors while on workers’ compensation

Posted on: May 11th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

How to switch doctors after 28 days and why the cost is the same under the Michigan fee schedule. Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has published a fascinating study looking at the effects provider choice has on overall costs. It showed little evidence to support higher costs in states where the worker selects his or her […]

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