Category Archives: Wage loss

Where Is My Workers’ Comp Check?

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer answers some of the most common questions about checks that disabled employees should know. Getting hurt on-the-job can turn a person’s life upside down. We understand the stress and worry that comes after a workplace accident. Many of the individuals who call our office have no idea about their legal rights. […]

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Michigan Workers’ Compensation Rates for 2020

Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency (WDCA) releases Michigan workers’ compensation rates for 2020 and how to calculate the weekly benefit amount. Michigan workers’ compensation rates for 2020 are set by law. The maximum weekly comp rate for 2020 is $934.00. It is the weekly amount a disabled employee should receive when unable to work because of […]

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Michigan Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations Explained

Learn about the Michigan workers’ compensation statute of limitations and why you should never wait to tell your employer about an on-the-job injury. We are frequently asked if workers’ compensation benefits can be collected for on-the-job injuries that occurred many years ago. This came up recently when a man contacted our office about something that […]

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Minimum wage goes up to $9.45 per hour starting March 29, 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 […]

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Detroit Medical Center (DMC) in the news again

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 […]

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What items should be included in my workers’ compensation rate?

Michigan lawyer explains how to calculate the workers’ compensation rate and what items should be included. We get lots of telephone calls and emails from people on workers’ compensation. They want to know if the insurance company is paying the correct amount of wage loss benefits. Questions about overtime, tips, second jobs, and discontinued fringe […]

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Part 1 of 3: Workers’ Comp Formula

Calculation of wage loss benefits when the insurance company makes an error. Most employees hurt at work get medical treatment and quickly return to their jobs. Sometimes an employee is unable to work for a period of time. Wage loss benefits under workers’ comp begin on the 8th day. They continue for as long as […]

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Target raises its minimum wage to $11 per hour

Retailers upping hourly wage and why this is good for people on workers’ compensation in Michigan. CNBC is reporting that Target will be increasing its minimum wage to $11 per hour for all U.S. stores. Target has also committed to eventually boosting its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. Hundreds of thousands of […]

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Self-defeating strategies (Part 2 of 3)

Client behaviors meant to solve a problem but make a Michigan workers’ compensation case much harder. Here is part two of our look at self-defeating strategies. Why they create more problems than are solved. Consider this a warning for people who refuse to perform a good-faith job search as part of their case. The Michigan […]

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American Heart Month

Raising awareness about heart disease and how individuals who suffer a heart attack can seek workers’ compensation benefits in Michigan. The White House has designated February as American Heart Month. This annual event brings awareness to our nation’s #1 killer. 1 in 4 deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease. According to the […]

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