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Average Workers’ Comp Settlement In Michigan For 2019

How much is the average workers’ comp settlement in Michigan? Many of the disabled employees who contact our office want to know the average workers’ comp settlement in Michigan. Our job as workers’ comp attorneys is to explain legal rights and make recommendations. This allows them to make an informed decision about settlement and what […]

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Michigan COVID-19 Shutdown & Workers’ Comp: What You Need To Know

MICHIGAN COVID-19 SHUTDOWN: Effective March 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency and the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates is suspending in-person hearings until April 20, 2020. We have received the following information about the coronavirus and workers’ compensation hearings. With accordance to the Michigan COVID-19 shutdown the Agency and Board of […]

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Magistrate Disposition Statistics (Q3 2019)

Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency releases magistrate disposition statistics covering period January 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019. The Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency has now released magistrate disposition statistics as of September 30, 2019. This shows 5 new open awards, 4 closed periods, 7 denials, and 7 miscellaneous dispositions in Q3. Not much of an increase […]

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Liberty Mutual Workers’ Comp Complaints of Overcharging Comp Premiums Leads To Class Action Lawsuit

Liberty Mutual workers’ comp complaints lead to accusations of inflating workers’ compensation insurance premiums and it raises concerns across the industry. Business Insurance is reporting that Liberty Mutual workers’ comp complaints have led to a class action lawsuit filed against Liberty Mutual for inflating workers’ compensation insurance premiums. It has been alleged that Liberty Mutual […]

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2019 Scholarship For Law School Students Winner

We are pleased to announce that Margaret is the winner of Michigan Worker’s Comp Law’s fifth annual scholarship for law school students. Margaret has been selected as our fifth annual scholarship for law school students winner and will receive a check for $500. This money can be used for law school tuition and related expenses. […]

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Michigan continues its race to the bottom

NASI study shows less workers’ compensation benefits being paid across the U.S. with significant declines in Michigan. We are always fascinated with how Michigan stacks up against other states. It seems like our lawmakers are constantly in a race to the bottom. Michigan has already seen a 27.7 percent drop in the pure premium rate over […]

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Appellate Commission Reappointments Announced

Governor Rick Snyder makes reappointments to Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission (MCAC). The MCAC is tasked with hearing appeals from the Board of Magistrates. It’s role is to review workers compensation awards and denials. Governor Rick Snyder has announced the reappointments of Lester Owczarski, of West Bloomfield,  Jack Wheatley, of Royal Oak, and George Wyatt III, […]

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