About: Jeffrey Kaufman

Jeffrey E. Kaufman is a Michigan workers compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Alex Berman, PC. Jeffrey 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.

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Minimum wage goes up to $9.45 per hour starting March 29, 2019

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 18th, 2019

Higher minimum wage has positive impact on workers’ compensation benefits and why all employees need to stick together. Michigan workers got a bigger paycheck starting on March 29, 2019 when the minimum wage increased to $9.45 per hour. This is the first of several scheduled raises until 2030 when it hits $12.05 per hour. The […]

MIOSHA campaign to prevent roadway accidents

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 17th, 2019

Road construction danger and why more needs be done to prevent workplace accidents. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has kicked off a new campaign to prevent roadway accidents. It will focus on education, outreach, and inspection. Roadway accidents most commonly occur in construction sites and typically involve motor vehicle collisions. Nine workplace […]

Amazon criticized for its treatment of employees hurt on-the-job

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 16th, 2019

What do Michigan employees hurt on-the-job need to understand about their employer’s attitude toward workers’ compensation? The Guardian published a fascinating article about Amazon and how it treats employees hurt on-the-job. It follows the story of three employees who suffered work-related problems and the challenges they faced. This includes issues like failing to accommodate work […]

Top 10 Fast Facts (2018-2019 Edition)

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 11th, 2019

Our annual Top 10 Fast Facts for workers’ compensation in Michigan. Fact #1: The maximum rate for 2019 is $921.00 per week. This is based upon a state-wide average weekly wage of $1,022.92. High wage earners are capped at $47,892.00 annually regardless of their salary. Fact #2: Travel reimbursement is $0.58 per mile beginning January […]

Average settlement amount for 2018

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 10th, 2019

How much is the average workers’ compensation settlement in Michigan? Statistics published by the Workers’ Compensation Agency show the average settlement amount in 2018 was just $57,859.15. Most people are shocked to learn this fact because it does not seem like much money. This is especially true for a disabled employee who will need lifetime […]

Detroit Medical Center (DMC) in the news again

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 9th, 2019

Advice for patients who experience medical malpractice while on workers’ compensation. The Detroit News is reporting that DMC Harper University Hospital has until April 15 to pass federal inspection or lose its ability to participate in the Medicare program. DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital will also be terminated from the federal program if it does not pass […]

When is my employer required to have workers’ compensation insurance?

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 4th, 2019

Number of employees needed to trigger purchase requirement for workers’ compensation insurance in Michigan. We have blogged this week about employers refusing to file workers’ compensation claims and how to check if insurance coverage exists. Today’s focus is on the numerical test that triggers the purchase requirement for employers in Michigan. Workers’ compensation is designed […]

How do I check if my employer has workers’ compensation insurance?

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 3rd, 2019

Easy way to locate workers’ compensation insurance for employers in Michigan. Yesterday’s blog post was about dealing with employers who refuse to file a workers’ compensation claim. Our experience shows this is because employers worry about higher insurance premiums or have misrepresented the nature of their businesses and don’t want to get caught. Some bad […]

What if my employer won’t file a workers’ compensation claim?

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 2nd, 2019

Dealing with employers in Michigan who refuse to acknowledge a workplace injury and how to protect legal rights. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that protects employees hurt on-the-job. It pays for medical treatment, lost wages, and vocational rehabilitation. Michigan employers are generally required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance and failing to do so […]

$$$ Insurance companies not making enough profits! $$$

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted March 28th, 2019

Our satirical list of ways insurance companies can increase profits at our client’s expense. Monday is April Fools’ Day and it is time for some cheap laughs. We think humor is a great way to educate clients and reduce stress levels. Here is our David Letterman inspired Top 10 list of ways insurance companies can […]

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