About: Jeffrey Kaufman

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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Maximum rate is $900 per week for 2018

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted July 12th, 2018

What can LeBron James $153.3 million basketball contract teach us about workers’ comp benefits in Michigan? Our attorneys are big sports fans and news of LeBron James getting a $153.3 million basketball contract did not go unnoticed. We thought it would be fun to image what would happen if he got hurt at work (temporarily!) […]

Organized labor under attack

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted July 11th, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakens labor unions and potentially jeopardizes workplace safety. The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major blow to organized labor when it ruled that government workers cannot be required to help pay for collective bargaining. This was done on First Amendment grounds and is contrary to 40 years of court precedent. Labor […]

New 7-day limit for opioid prescriptions

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted July 10th, 2018

Michigan law imposes new restrictions on opioid prescriptions for treatment of acute pain and what this could mean for individuals on workers’ compensation. Doctors are now prohibited from giving more than a 7-day supply of opioids when treating patients with acute pain. This state law took effect on July 1, 2018 and it is designed […]

Scientists 3D print artificial cornea

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted July 5th, 2018

New medical technology gives hope to individuals suffering from vision problems related to a damaged cornea. Popular Mechanics is reporting on a new technique that uses human stem cells to 3D print a human cornea. This could help millions who suffer from vision problems. We are excited by this news because of the many people […]

Happy 4th of July!

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted July 4th, 2018

Celebrating Independence Day with our annual list of workers’ compensation grievances. Our law firm is closed today for the July 4th holiday. We hope our blog readers have a nice day celebrating the founding of our nation. In the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, here is our list of workers’ compensation grievances that must […]

New work requirement for Medicaid

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted July 3rd, 2018

Governor Rick Snyder signs law requiring Medicaid recipients to work or lose their health insurance coverage. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation requiring Medicaid recipients to work 80 hours per month. It applies to individuals aged 18 to 62 who do not qualify for an exemption. This is […]

Death from car accident at work

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted June 28th, 2018

What families need to know about their legal rights when a loved one is killed in a car accident at work in Michigan. Yesterday’s blog post was about MIOSHA releasing preliminary details on 12 workplace fatalities so far in 2018. Turns out that 5 out of the 12 occurred from vehicle accidents. 3 employees were […]

MIOSHA Fatality Information (through 06/01/18)

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted June 27th, 2018

Preliminary details about workplace fatalities reported to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) during the first months of 2018. MIOSHA has released preliminary details about 12 workplace fatalities so far in 2018. This information is published to help employers build hazard awareness and prevent risk for similar occurrences in the workplace. More than […]

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game”

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted June 26th, 2018

Our hardworking team of attorneys and legal professionals take the afternoon off to watch the Detroit Tigers. We closed our office early last week to watch the Detroit Tigers. It was time to recharge our batteries and celebrate many accomplishments from the last year. Here are some pictures from the ballpark.         […]

Summer Solstice (2018)

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted June 21st, 2018

Our annual list of safety tips for the first day of summer. The summer solstice arrived today at 6:07 am. Partly cloudy skies with temperatures over 80 degrees have been predicted for Metro Detroit. The UV index rating shows 9 of 10 indicating a very high risk from sun exposure. Working outside in the summer […]

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