About: Jeffrey Kaufman

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman is a Michigan workers compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Alex Berman, PC. Jeffrey believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.

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What are reasonable expenses?

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

Attorney fees and reasonable expenses under Michigan workers’ compensation law. Michigan law allows attorneys to handle workers’ compensation cases on contingency. This means no fee is charged unless a settlement is recovered. This is called a no win no fee case. Attorney fees on settlement are capped at 15% of the first $25,000 and 10% […]


Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act

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

Time to sign up for health insurance and why this is a critical step in a workers’ compensation case. It is that time of year again when people start thinking about health insurance. This is especially true for individuals who are not working because of a workplace accident. Michigan law does not require an employer […]


How long will this case take? Two weeks!

Posted on: October 12th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Average time to resolve a workers’ compensation case in Michigan and ways to speed up the process. We had a recent discussion about how long a case takes to resolve. It reminded us of the classic 80s flick ‘The Money Pit.’ This movie follows the story of newlyweds who purchase a mansion with the hope […]


Smart tattoo ink is next step in wearable safety technology

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

Tattoos could be used as medical condition monitors and the future of wearable safety technology. Researchers at Harvard and MIT have invented smart tattoo ink that can be used to monitor health changes. Some of the applications include monitoring blood sugar levels and dehydration. This is a game changer in wearable safety technology because smart […]


Is it time to roll back right-to-work in Michigan?

Posted on: October 10th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Right-to-work laws weaken collective bargaining resulting in lower wages and less benefits. CNN has published an editorial from Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. She discusses President Trump’s decision to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and how right-to-work laws could be a key sticking point. Canadians are urging roll back of right-to-work laws. […]


“Inclusion Drives Innovation”

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 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 2017 is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” We are dedicating this blog post to our clients who have overcome disability […]


Target raises its minimum wage to $11 per hour

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Retailers upping hourly wage and why this is good for people on workers’ compensation in Michigan. CNBC is reporting that Target will be increasing its minimum wage to $11 per hour for all U.S. stores. Target has also committed to eventually boosting its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. Hundreds of thousands of […]


Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera diagnosed with two herniated discs

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What can be learned about Michigan workers’ compensation from a professional baseball player? The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Miguel Cabrera has been diagnosed with two herniated discs in his back. He had to come out of last week’s game against the Twins because of symptoms. It is unknown whether he will see the […]


Self-defeating strategies (Part 3 of 3)

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Client behaviors meant to solve a problem but make a Michigan workers’ compensation case much harder. Part three of our series looking at self-defeating strategies involves light duty work. Refusing a job offer within restrictions can result in a permanent forfeiture of wage loss benefits. Here is why a disabled employee needs to show up […]


Self-defeating strategies (Part 2 of 3)

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Client behaviors meant to solve a problem but make a Michigan workers’ compensation case much harder. Here is part two of our look at self-defeating strategies. Why they create more problems than are solved. Consider this a warning for people who refuse to perform a good-faith job search as part of their case. The Michigan […]


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