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OSHA Safety Warning For Holiday Workers

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Seasonal workers face unique challenges during the holiday season and what employers need to be doing now. Black Friday is a favorite tradition in our household. It is the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season and when retailers begin making a profit for the year. Sales are everywhere but so are the crowds. OSHA […]


Miscellaneous Odds & Ends

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

News and commentary regarding workers’ compensation issues in Michigan. The week of Thanksgiving is slow because defense attorneys are taking a break from shattering lives and overbilling their clients. Just kidding – please forgive the unnecessary snark. We are dedicating this blog post to miscellaneous odds & ends that could affect your case in the […]


“Watch that first step, it’s a doozy!”

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Increase in workers comp claims tied to bad winter weather last year. Business Insurance reports that slippery winter weather from last year caused a spike in workers comp claims in the Midwest. Nearly 1/3 of  all in claims in late January early February were from slips and falls on ice or snow. Michigan saw 32% […]


How do I calculate my average weekly wage?

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Simple math calculation shows how much you should be getting from workers compensation for lost wages. Getting hurt on-the-job can turn your life upside down. Many people are concerned about supporting their family if unable to work. This additional stress can actually slow recovery and make the situation worse. Lost wages are available if you […]


Congratulations! You have been awarded ½ pay for full-time disability!

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our tongue-in-cheek list of ways businesses can share the pain under the wage earning capacity standard. The concept of “wage earning capacity” has caused significant controversy in the workers’ compensation system. It allows insurance companies to use “imaginary wages” to calculate the benefit rate. Instead of paying 80% of the employee’s average weekly wage, employers […]


Part 3 of 3: Voluntary Payment

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Three types of clients and why legal assistance is a necessary to win your workers’ compensation case. A large percentage of our clients are currently receiving workers’ compensation but still want some help. It is important to have a lawyer helping with minor issues before they become major problems. For example, did you know refusing […]


Part 2 of 3: Benefits Reduced

Posted on: November 12th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Three types of clients and why legal assistance is a necessary to win your workers’ compensation case. We have written several blogs regarding worker’ compensation reform and its bad effects on our clients. The worst being an automatic reduction based upon “wage earning capacity” or partial disability. Think of wage earning capacity as your ability […]



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