“You want to listen to the man? Pay attention to the magistrate.” – Kenny Loggins

Posted on: February 8th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What types of contact will you have with a magistrate in a Michigan workers’ compensation case? Governor Rick Snyder appointed/reappointed 6 magistrates last week. This is big news because these individuals are responsible for deciding workers’ compensation cases. It’s not often we get to quote Kenny Loggins but we found a way in today’s blog […]

Magistrates appointed/reappointed

Posted on: February 7th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Governor Rick Snyder makes appointment and reappointments to Board of Magistrates. Governor Rick Snyder has announced the appointment of John Housefield as well as the reappointments of Keith Castora, Jane Colombo, Lisa Woons, Robert Timmons, and David Williams to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. The Board of Magistrates consists of 17 members and hears […]

I got hurt at work! Now what is going to happen?

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

Five steps you should know about when hurt on-the-job in Michigan. Many people call our office wondering about the steps involved in workers’ compensation. Stress and confusion is never a good recipe for a quick recovery. We think knowledge is power so here are five steps you should know about when seeking workers’ compensation benefits. […]

Hearing loss prevention? There’s an app for that!

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

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) releases iOS App to fight hearing loss. NIOSH has released its Sound Level Meter app for iOS devices. This mobile application is a tool that can measure sound levels in the workplace and help prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss. According to NIOSH, 22 million workers are exposed […]

Workers’ compensation benefits delayed for terrorist attack survivors

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

Poor administration of workers’ compensation claims leads to real suffering and why stiffer penalties are needed in Michigan. The New York Times reported in November 2016 that victims of the San Bernardino, CA terrorist attack were having trouble getting medical care approved under workers’ compensation. This workplace shooting killed 14 people and seriously injured another […]

MIOSHA Annual Fatality Information (2016)

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

Preliminary details about fatalities reported to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) during calendar year 2016. Information released by MIOSHA shows 44 workplace fatalities during 2016. This is a sharp increase from the 29 reported deaths in 2015. This data is published to help employers build hazard awareness and prevent risk for similar […]

Five unique problems from last week

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

Problems our clients faced under workers’ compensation and potential solutions. We believe knowledge is power and it is important to understand the legal problems in your case. Here are just five issues that we saw last week. Please remember that every case is different and it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer about […]

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