Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.
Our law firm will be closed on December 25, 2017 and December 26, 2017 for Christmas. We hope our blog readers have a joyful and relaxing holiday weekend.
Please also think about the men and woman who are struggling this holiday season. Financial problems are common for people who are disabled from work. It is especially hard for those families living paycheck to paycheck.
Many of our clients will be cutting back on gifts this year. Some will struggle to put food on the table. Here are some easy ways you can help.
Call a friend and listen
A sympathetic ear goes a long way to helping someone feel better. Call a friend and let them vent about their current situation. People on workers’ comp do not get rich and just want to get back to their regular jobs. It can be frustrating dealing with employers, insurance companies, doctors, and attorneys.
Scale back on the expensive gifts
The joy of giving is one of the best parts of the holiday season. It can be tempting to be extra generous when you know someone is struggling financially. This can put someone in a difficult situation where they cannot reciprocate. We suggest coming up with a meaningful gift that does not break the bank. Bringing over yummy treats is another way to restore holiday cheer and replace some of the items that might have been cut-out this year.
Push back against the lies
Special interest groups have spent large sums of money telling people that workers’ comp is just another free ride. Nothing could be further from the truth! Workers’ comp is a type of insurance that protects both sides if an accident occurs. Employee benefits are limited to just 80% of lost wages and payment of medical bills. Employers get total immunity from pain and suffering lawsuits even when negligent. Speak up next time someone unfairly criticizes a friend or family member!
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.
Beware scammers this holiday season
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