How much should I get from a workers’ comp settlement in Michigan?

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted October 18th, 2018

What benefits go into a workers’ comp settlement and how to know if you are getting a fair deal? We recently blogged about an individual who was scammed out of $300 dollars. He was promised money under workers’ comp if he sent a smaller cash payment. This was obviously a scam as he did not […]

Scam Alert: Watch out for promises to send money

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted October 17th, 2018

Warning about scam that is designed to steal money and identity. We received another telephone call from an individual scammed out of cash. He was promised workers’ compensation money if he sent a $300.00 fee. This was a total rip-off and he is now out $300. Watch out for unsolicited promises to send workers’ compensation […]

New record for opioid deaths in Michigan

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted October 16th, 2018

Opioid addiction is a health crisis as record number of people die from overdose. The Detroit Free Press has reported that overdose deaths from opioids reached a record high last year. Data shows 2,729 people lost their lives from an opioid-related overdose in 2017. This represents a 9% increase from the year before. We are […]

Updated Magistrate Disposition Statistics

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted October 11th, 2018

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics through August 31, 2018. Magistrates decide facts and law for each contested workers’ compensation case. Their backgrounds shape how they view witness testimony and medical evidence. We think it is important to know disposition statistics. This data is critical when evaluating a case for trial or settlement. […]

65.1% drop in pure premium rate since 2011

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted October 10th, 2018

Michigan employers save millions on workers’ compensation costs as pure premium rate continues to decrease. The Compensation Advisory Organization of Michigan (CAOM) has announced an average decrease of 8.3% in the pure premium rate for 2019. It has now dropped a combined 65.1% since 2011. Employers have saved hundreds of millions since workers’ compensation reforms […]

Gov. Rick Snyder creates new anti-fraud unit

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted October 9th, 2018

Will new Michigan anti-fraud unit investigate employer and insurance company fraud? Gov. Rick Snyder has established a new anti-fraud unit within the Department of Insurance and Financial Services. It will investigate claims of fraudulent activities, share information with other law enforcement agencies, and collaborate to prevent future occurrences. Claims under the Worker’s Disability Compensation Act […]

America’s Workforce: Empowering All

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted October 4th, 2018

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and we are helping to raise awareness. National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) was established by the United States Congress in 1945. It celebrates individuals with disabilities and their contributions to the American workforce. The theme for 2018 is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” We are dedicating this blog […]

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