Memorial Day Weekend (2017)

Honoring the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday used to remember the service members who died in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our law firm will be closed on May 29, 2017 in observance.

This weekend also marks the unofficial start of summer. People get together for parades, BBQs, and maybe the annual sale.

Our blog readers are encouraged take some time away from summer activities and exercise their political freedoms. We can think of no better way to honor the people who died serving our nation. Here are some suggestions on how to get politically active.

1. Volunteer in the upcoming 2018 election

We have a big election coming up in 2018. It is time to select our next governor and this could be even more important than any presidential election. Our governor has enormous power when it comes to workers’ compensation. This includes appointing magistrates, issuing executive orders, and signing legislation. Candidates have already begun the election process and need your help.

2. Write an op-ed for your local newspaper

Special interest groups use political power and money to achieve their goals. We saw this with workers’ compensation reform in 2011. Arguments about stopping fraud and protecting “job creators” were just pretexts to cut benefits. Insurance companies are now free to stop weekly checks if they simply believe a person can find a new job. This has caused tremendous suffering for many of our clients. Fight the propaganda with your truth! Write an op-ed about your personal experience under workers’ compensation law.

3. Contact your state representatives

Tell your elected representatives to put Michigan workers ahead of insurance companies and big business. Make a telephone call, send a fax, or write an email. Do you think it is fair that insurance companies get to pick your doctor? Should “phantom wages” be used to stop weekly checks? Who pays for a 39% drop in the pure premium rate?

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (844) 201-9497 for a free consultation today.

Related information:

39% drop in pure premium rate since 2011

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