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Why was workers’ comp disputed? Because the claims adjuster said so!

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What happens when a claims adjuster does not understand Michigan workers’ comp law and how can a person get help with disputed benefits? We get lots of telephone calls from people trying to navigate the maze of workers’ comp. Claims adjusters are not much help when they do not understand Michigan law. This was recently […]


States propose lifetime coverage limits for Medicaid

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Trump administration considering lifetime coverage limits for Medicaid and how this could affect people who are denied workers’ compensation benefits in Michigan. The Washington Post has published an opinion piece regarding lifetime coverage limits for Medicaid. Arizona, Kansas, Utah, Maine and Wisconsin have all sought permission from the Trump administration to limit coverage for recipients […]


Fast-food workers seek $15 per hour minimum wage

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Why employees of restaurants and food service businesses should support higher pay for fast-food workers. The Detroit Free Press is reporting on protests by fast-food workers to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Detroit fast-food workers walked off their jobs last week to join with activists. They argue that economic security is a […]


Magistrate Disposition Statistics

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics covering period 01/01/17 through 12/31/17. Statistics provided by the WCA show magistrates gave 10 open awards, 21 closed awards, and 28 denials in 2017. An open award is when a magistrate orders payment of continuing wage loss and medical. A closed award is when a magistrate orders […]


It is time to get serious about uninsured employers

Posted on: February 14th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Warning for Michigan employers who fail to purchase mandatory workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. We saw an interesting article about a Florida business owner who was arrested for not having workers’ compensation insurance. He has been accused of knowingly placing his employee’s health, safety, and welfare in danger. This was his second violation in […]


Ten secrets the insurance company does not want you to know about workers’ compensation

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Michigan workers’ compensation lawyer exposes ten secrets the insurance company does not want people to know about their claims. 1. Wage loss benefits are frequently underpaid Most people assume they are receiving the correct amount of lost wages. The truth is that insurance companies make mistakes and they are never in your favor. Workers’ compensation […]


Did you get an IRS Form W-2?

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Tax tips for employees who received workers’ compensation in 2017 and why you don’t always receive an IRS Form W-2. We get lots of telephone calls regarding income taxes and workers’ compensation during tax season. Disabled employees want to know if they must pay income taxes on weekly benefits and/or lump sum settlements. Workers’ compensation […]



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