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Stokes Evaluation: Beware Of This Exam

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer explains how insurance companies are using the Stokes evaluation to reduce or stop payment of wage loss benefits. Michigan law protects employees hurt on-the-job. It is a safety net that covers medical bills and lost wages. The amount paid for lost wages should equal 80% of an employee’s after-tax average weekly […]

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Part 2 of 3: Workers’ Comp Formula

Calculation of wage loss benefits when the insurance company decides an employee has a post-injury wage earning capacity. Michigan workers’ comp law has undergone changes in the last few years. The most controversial is a reduction for phantom wages. This is when the insurance company decides someone has a post-injury wage earning capacity (PIWEC). PIWEC […]

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