My husband/wife died at work. How will I support myself?

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

Survivors benefits under workers’ compensation in Michigan and why collecting for a spouse can be an uphill battle. Yesterday’s blog post was about a Grand Rapids woman who was killed in an industrial accident. Her husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of the robot but could not include the employer. Workers’ compensation […]

Husband speaks out after industrial accident kills his wife

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

Tragic accident shows why employee safety must be the #1 priority and how workers’ compensation benefits in Michigan are woefully inadequate. The Detroit Free Press has reported on another tragic workplace death. A 57-year-old Grand Rapids woman, Wanda Holbrook, was killed when struck by a robotic arm. The cause of the malfunction is not known […]

Satire: Hurt at work? That is your problem!

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our satirical list of suggestions for saving your boss and the insurance company money after getting hurt on-the-job. Saturday is April Fool’s Day and we never miss a chance for a good joke. We think laughter is the best medicine and great for reducing stress. In the spirit of David Letterman’s classic top 10 lists, […]

Lawmakers seek to eliminate OSHA regulation

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

U.S. Congress considers elimination of OSHA regulation that requires employers to keep detailed records of any worker injuries or illnesses. We saw an interesting article published by NPR about the elimination of an OSHA regulation that requires companies keep accurate records of workplace accidents. The current regulation says records must be kept for five years. […]

Worst Insurance Companies List (2017)

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

Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency releases its 2016 Notice of Dispute Report and we identify those insurance companies with a higher than average percentage of disputed claims. Michigan law allows an insurance company to dispute payment of workers’ compensation benefits anytime in the claim process. This means weekly checks stop and medical treatment is put on […]

Late checks and workers’ comp

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases its 2016 Pay Lag Report and what you can do about late checks in Michigan. Michigan law guarantees income for people hurt on-the-job. It pays 80% of your after-tax average weekly wage. Payment begins after 7 consecutive days of disability. Most people will not be compensated for the first week […]

Michigan lawmaker wants to end “time change”

Posted on: March 22nd, 2017 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Would ending Daylight Saving Time stop people from getting hurt on-the-job in Michigan? The Detroit Free Press published an interesting article about a Michigan lawmaker who wants to end the practice of switching between Eastern Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time. This switch occurs so that evening daylight lasts an hour longer during summer months. […]

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