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5 workers’ comp falsehoods in Michigan

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Special interest groups use falsehoods and half-truths to sway public opinion. We get angry when our clients are discriminated against. It is bad enough having their medical treatment and wage loss benefits unfairly denied. Having friends and neighbors against them makes it even worse. Special interest groups use misconceptions to sway public opinion. This leads […]


2018 CET Grant Projects Announced

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) awards 20 CET Grants totaling $872,000 to promote worker safety and health across the state. MIOSHA has announced its 2018 CET Grant Projects. Twenty nonprofit organizations will receive a combined $872,000 to promote safety and health across Michigan. Projects range from safe patient handling and movement to preventing […]


Happy Halloween!

Posted on: October 31st, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our annual list of Halloween costume ideas for the scary people involved in your Michigan workers’ compensation case. We think humor is a great stress reliever for people fighting to get their workers’ compensation benefits. Claimants must deal with a variety of professionals and some of them can be downright scary. Here is our tongue-in-cheek […]


FDA approves new spinal cord stimulator device

Posted on: October 26th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What patients with chronic pain need to know about spinal cord stimulator and Michigan workers’ compensation. Medscape is reporting on a new spinal cord stimulator device that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is the world’s smallest implantable spinal cord stimulator and offers personalized pain relief. New features include […]


What happens if work stress becomes overwhelming?

Posted on: October 25th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Dealing with stress at work and what happens when it turns into a psychiatric disability. We saw a fascinating article from Safety+Health about managing work stress. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that learning something new at work is a better stress reducer than taking breaks. Individuals who return to a stressful environment may […]


45% drop in pure premium rate since 2011

Posted on: October 24th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

6Michigan employers save estimated $446 million on workers’ compensation costs as pure premium rate continues to fall. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has announced the pure premium advisory rate for workers’ compensation insurance will drop by an average of 9.3% for 2018. Employers have now seen a 45% drop since 2011 and […]


Sample Settlement Statement

Posted on: October 19th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What plaintiffs need to know about attorney fees and reasonable expenses in a Michigan workers’ compensation case. We have previously blogged about attorney fees and reasonable expenses. Our clients always want to know how much they will receive when a settlement is final. Here is an example of a settlement statement. Included are typical expenses, […]



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