HBO Documentary: Hot Coffee

Michigan workers compensation lawyer explains why you need to watch this documentary and think about how “tort reform” can dramatically affect your life if you are hurt at work.

I don’t know anyone who wants to get hurt at work. The amount of wage loss benefits that you receive is about 60% of gross pay. No one gets rich from workers compensation and many people truly suffer.

Most of our clients are shocked to learn how their legal rights have changed over the years. There has been a dramatic push around the country to curb so called lawsuit abuse.  This push has not only affected the civil justice system but also workers compensation.

The proponents of tort reform will tell you that employers can’t create jobs because the cost of workers compensation insurance is too much. They will use half truths and anecdotal stories to justify their position.  These people want you to believe that tort reform is the answer to all of our economic problems. The truth is that they want to take away your workers compensation rights so they can make more money.

It should be no surprise that the biggest advocates of tort reform are insurance companies and the Chamber of Commerce. These people have poured millions of dollars into elections to push their agenda. Don’t believe the hype that these are grass roots organizations fighting for you.

The original workers compensation law was created as a balance of employee and employer interests. Tort reform seeks to alter this balance in favor of insurance companies and big business.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you will be treated any better than the minimum required by law. Don’t fall for misinformation or accept the party-line. Educate yourself and find out how tort reform can affect your life.

Setting the record straight

HBO is running an excellent documentary about the infamous hot coffee case.  This has become a rally cry for tort reform advocates around the country. The real facts of the case have been largely ignored and it has become nothing more than an urban legend.

This documentary also gives real stories of other people and shows how tort reform has negatively impacted their lives. The documentary will be running throughout the month and is available on demand. Watch the trailer below.

How a workers compensation lawyer can help you

Your only ally against insurance companies and big business is your workers compensation lawyer.  We stand up and speak for you when your workers compensation benefits have been denied.

The courts are supposed to be a level playing field where everyone can have an equal voice. Tort reform seeks to change the rules at your expense.

To speak with an experienced workers compensation lawyer in Michigan, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. We will make sure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive the maximum compensation under the law.

Alex Berman is the founder of the law firm. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years.  Alex has helped countless people obtain workers compensation benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

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