Thanksgiving – 2013

Reflecting on challenges our clients face and making plans for the future of workers compensation in Michigan.

Thanksgiving is a great American tradition and our office will be closed today. It’s time to give thanks for all the good things that have happened in the last year. We will be spending time with family, watching the Lions play football, and eating turkey.

We also use this holiday to reflect on challenges facing our clients. Many of whom are having trouble putting food on the table. Real people suffer when insurance companies make bad decisions.

Here are some of the problems our clients face on a daily basis. We encourage you to help make a stand for injured workers across the state.


Insurance companies are now using “wage earning capacity” as a defense in almost every case. Phantom wages are used to dispute the payment of weekly benefits. It does not matter whether these imaginary jobs actually exist.

Medical treatment is denied simply because a person has pre-existing arthritis. This is backed up with bogus medical opinions from doctors handpicked by the insurance company. We have seen some insurance companies use three or more doctors in the same case.

Get Politically Active

We encourage you to contact your state representatives and tell them to fix workers compensation. Special interest groups should not come before Michigan citizens. Let’s put an end to phantom wages and IME doctor abuse.

Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. We can help protect your legal rights and hold the insurance company accountable.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. 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.

Related information:

Michigan Senate – Find Your Senator by Address

Michigan House – Find A Representative by Address

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