Mental Health Month (May 2019)

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted May 1st, 2019

Raising awareness about poor mental health in the workplace and how to seek help. Poor mental health is not something employees think about while on-the-job. It can be triggered by general work stress, difficult coworkers, or bad management. Sometimes dealing with the effects of a physical injury can lead to emotional problems. We have seen […]

Workers’ Comp Benefit Checklist

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 30th, 2019

Use our checklist to make sure you are getting all the workers’ comp benefits required to be paid under Michigan law. It is shocking to see the number of disabled employees who do not get paid the maximum required under Michigan workers’ comp law. Insurance companies pay the wrong dollar amount or forget to tell […]

Workers’ comp cannot pay claims that it does not know are in existence

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 25th, 2019

How to protect legal rights when an employer refuses to make a workers’ comp claim in Michigan? Yesterday’s blog post was about different strategies to get small medical bills paid. Included was a suggestion to call the insurance company directly and see if payment slipped through the cracks. This often fixes many problems. What happens […]

How to get medical bills paid after work accident

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 24th, 2019

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer explains how to get small medical bills paid through four different strategies. We frequently get telephone calls from individuals who suffered minor injuries at work but still have unpaid medical bills. Unfortunately, many of these people ignore the problem until it becomes too late. Workers’ comp is supposed to cover all […]

Pick the best doctor money can buy

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted April 23rd, 2019

Blake Griffin sidelined against Milwaukee Bucks in playoffs and what can be learned about workers’ compensation from this bad news. We have several basketball fans in the office who have been debating the loss of Blake Griffin in the first round of the playoffs. Yahoo Sports reports that he is suffering from a left knee […]

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 […]

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