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Reminder about taxes and workers’ compensation

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Tax tips for individuals who received workers’ compensation benefits in 2014. The IRS tax filing deadline is April 15, 2015. This means it’s time to start thinking about how much money you owe Uncle Sam. We frequently get telephone calls this time of year. People want to know if they owe taxes on their workers’ […]


We don’t care about fault unless it’s yours

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

A few exceptions to the general rule that workers comp is paid regardless of fault. Our law firm has handled hundreds of cases over the last twenty years. Many times employer negligence is the reason our clients get hurt. Disregard for employee safety is a real problem. Anger is a common feeling among our clients. […]


More safety training = less workers’ comp costs

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Cheboygan County sheriff deputies receive training on safe lifting techniques and how to avoid workplace injury. We spotted a nice article published in the Cheboygan Daily Tribune last week. A local chiropractor, Richard Strom D.C., provided Cheboygan County sheriff deputies with free training on safe lifting techniques and other ways to avoid workplace injury. It was […]


Get your workers comp settlement faster

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Waiving the statutory 15 day appeal period can result in faster payment of your workers comp settlement. We understand the financial toll that comes with a serious work accident. If a person is lucky, he or she will receive 80% of their after-tax average weekly wage. Not exactly a windfall for a person trying to […]


Warning: Pretrial notices and incorrect language

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Appearance at pretrial now required by some magistrates despite hearing notice. The Agency has posted information about replacement of its data system. Magistrate hearing notices will not be updated to conform with new administrative rules as a cost saving measure. Magistrate docket functions will eventually be transferred to the Board of Magistrates and this problem […]


Uber drives entitled to workers’ compensation?

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Modern-day taxi services are raising questions about on-the-job accidents and workers’ compensation insurance. Business Insurance published an interesting article regarding two federal lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court against ride-sharing services Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. It has been alleged that these companies improperly shifted costs onto drivers by classifying them as independent contractors […]


Living on $10.00 per hour in Metro Detroit

Posted on: February 19th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

How low wage earners impact your workers’ compensation benefits and why you should care what your neighbors and co-workers are being paid. The Detroit Free Press has published another excellent article about James Robertson. He is the 56-year-old man who must walk 21 miles each day to his job and only earns $10.55 per hour. […]



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