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. […]

Don’t call me, I’ll call you. Said no client ever!

Posted on: February 18th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Why you should be calling your lawyer and useful information that can speed up the litigation process. We get several telephone calls per day asking for a status update. These inquires are not very productive because we always notify our clients when something important happens in their case. It can be extremely stressful to sit […]

Fraud and abuse tops 40% in North Carolina?

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Questionable statements from North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory show how workers’ compensation continues to be a political issue nationwide. reports that North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is under fire for comments related to workers’ compensation. The Governor said during his State of the State address that 40% of the costs associated with claims by […]

What People Think I Do / What I Really Do

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Internet meme shows how people view workers’ comp lawyers differently. It always amazes me how different people can view a particular case. We can review medical records and come to the exact opposite conclusion as the insurance company. Usually its somewhere in between. Workers’ comp cases can take a long time and laughter can be […]

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