Alex Berman and Jeffrey Kaufman obtain $2 million settlement in workers’ compensation case

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Insurance company refused to accept responsibility for severe injuries caused by workplace accident.

We are proud to announce a $2 million settlement was obtained from an insurance company who refused to pay medical and wage loss benefits under workers’ compensation.

Our client fell off a roof causing paralysis of his lower extremities and a traumatic brain injury. He was never paid any workers’ compensation benefits.

This case shows how MCL 418.171 operates in a situation where an employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance. Benefits can be sought from the general contractor and its insurance company through a “shoot-through.”

Our client’s employer had its insurance policy cancelled based upon allegations of premium fraud. This permitted a second claim to be filed against the general contractor as the “statutory employer.” Benefits were again disputed because fraud was not contemplated by the WDCA. Alex and Jeff successfully argued this was a poor defense.

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) 316-8033 for a free consultation today.

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Author Bio Jeffrey Kaufman

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman
Michigan Workers Comp Attorney

Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


“Jeff also helped me with getting my Blue Cross bills paid. I would absolutely recommend him and the whole firm. Jeff and the firm did everything they were supposed to do for me and my case.”
Ricardo Perfetto

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