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“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 […]


Part 1 of 3: Benefits Disputed

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Three types of clients and why legal assistance is a necessary to win your workers’ compensation case. Many of our clients find their benefits disputed from the very beginning. Some are lucky enough to get medical treatment and lost wages for a short period of time before a cut-off. Insurance companies use “independent” doctors to […]


Can I open an old workers comp claim?

Posted on: November 6th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Important time limits regarding your claim and why medical and wage loss are lifetime benefits. We frequently get telephone calls from people who are suffering from an old work injury. Many of these individuals have been working in pain and without proper medical care for years. They want to know if they can re-open their […]



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