Not-To-Do List: 3 ways to screw up your case

Posted on: April 23rd, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Mistakes that should be avoided when navigating Michigan’s workers comp system. Navigating the workers comp system can be very challenging. Most people have never considered what happens after a workplace accident. We understand the stress and confusion. Planning for the future might be the last thing on your mind. Here are some common mistakes that […]

New Agency Director Announced

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Mark Long been appointed as director of the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency. LARA Director Mike Zimmer has announced the appointment of Mark Long as director of the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA). He replaces Kevin Elsenheimer who has served in this role since 2011. “Mark has a proven track record of improving the efficiency of […]

Who pays for a 28% reduction in premiums?

Posted on: April 21st, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

The truth about “wage earning capacity” and phantom wages. Insurance Journal recently published an article regarding dropping workers’ compensation costs in Michigan. It mentions the premium rate going down 28% in the last three years and how employers have saved $277 million dollars. This is not new information for anyone who reads our blog. The […]

Bad-faith claims handling in Michigan

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What to do if your insurance company is acting in bad faith and workers’ compensation benefits have been stopped. The toughest part of our job is seeing bad things happen to good people. Unfortunately, this seems to be very common in the Michigan workers’ compensation system. Our clients report that insurance adjusters stop weekly checks […]

Detroit Tigers vs. Workers Compensation

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Are company sporting events covered under workers compensation? The Detroit Tigers started playing baseball again last week. Several of my colleagues played hooky to attend opening day. Everyone is excited for another great season! Talking baseball with a friend led to an interesting discussion about workers compensation. He is purchasing tickets and bringing employees to […]

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

A reminder about safety in the workplace during severe weather. The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (MCSWA) has designated April 12-18 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. MCSWA wants to remind everyone that severe weather in 2014 was responsible for 1 death and 13 injuries across Michigan. Most employers don’t have a plan for severe […]

Will workers comp pay for knee replacement?

Posted on: April 9th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Surgical options and benefits for individuals who suffer workplace knee injury. U.S. News published an excellent article on surgical options for individuals suffering from knee problems. It examines the pros and cons of knee replacement including looking at different surgical approaches. Knee replacement is always a challenge for our clients to get approved. Insurers typically deny these […]

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