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Warning about road construction and highway death

Posted on: April 28th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Highway workers across Michigan are exposed to significant danger and workers’ compensation does not offer sufficient protection for their families. Road construction season has officially begun! Orange barrels can be seen up and down area highways. This is not just an inconvenience for motorists but a hazardous situation for highway workers. Construction is already a […]


Why should you care about a third-party administrator?

Posted on: April 27th, 2016 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Here are some issues to watch out for when a third-party administrator gets involved in your Michigan workers’ comp claim. A third-party administrator (TPA) is a separate entity that manages workers’ comp claims for the responsible employer or insurance carrier. Hiring a TPA is like outsourcing administration of the claim. Decisions about paying medical and wage loss […]


Have you been scheduled for a so called IME?

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

WXYZ Channel 7 News exposes IME abuse in the Michigan workers’ compensation system. TV reporter Kim Russell did an excellent job investigating workers’ compensation. She exposed a side that not many people know about. How insurance companies use the independent medical examination (IME) to unfairly dispute benefits. This is a topic we have covered extensively. […]


Q&A Week – Part 3 (Vocational Rehabilitation)

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

Real questions from our clients about Michigan workers’ compensation and their vocational rehabilitation benefits. Q. What is vocational rehabilitation? The main goal of workers’ compensation is to get you back to work. This can be difficult if you have restrictions and a limited education. Vocational rehabilitation can help you with retraining and tuition reimbursement. This […]


Q&A Week – Part 2 (Medical Care)

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

Real questions from our clients about Michigan workers’ compensation and their medical care. Q. What does workers’ compensation cover? All reasonable, necessary, and related medical bills should be paid. This includes doctor visits, physical therapy, injections, medications, and surgery. It can also include dental care, prosthetics, eyeglasses, hearing aids, wheelchairs and other appliances necessary to […]


Q&A Week – Part 1 (Lost Wages)

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

Real questions from our clients about Michigan workers’ compensation and their lost wages. Q. How much money should I receive? A. Weekly benefits equal 80% of the after-tax value of your average weekly wage. This amount is calculated using the highest 39 paid weeks before you got hurt. Overtime and premium pay should be included. A […]


Warning about the “Fatal Four” in construction

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

Statistics provided by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) shows construction dangers and how to prevent workplace fatalities. Now that NCAA March Madness is over, let’s talk about the OSHA “Fatal Four.” They include falls, electrocution, struck by object, and caught-in/between. These are the leading causes of deaths on construction sites. Statistics from OSHA show […]



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