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Happy Independence Day!

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted July 4th, 2019

Our annual list of grievances in the spirit of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and how workers’ compensation is not fair. We will be closed on July 4 and July 5 for a long holiday weekend. It gives our staff a chance to rest and get ready for the battles ahead. Workers’ compensation is not […]


How frequently are workers’ compensation claims disputed in Michigan?

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted July 3rd, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases its 2018 Notice of Dispute Report and how various entities stack up. Michigan law requires payments of workers’ compensation benefits to employees hurt on-the-job. This includes medical care, lost wages, and vocational rehabilitation if needed. It is the exclusive remedy against the employer. Employees cannot sue for pain and suffering. […]


Opioid prescriptions continue to decline in Michigan but people are still dying

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted July 2nd, 2019

Update on the opioid crisis in Michigan and why addiction treatment is critical to solving this big problem. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that opioid prescriptions in Michigan have dropped again last year. Prescriptions declined 15 percent between 2017 and 2018. This follows a previous drop of 10.7 percent. Despite this progress – the […]


Intentional tort lawsuit moves forward

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted June 27th, 2019

Michigan Court of Appeals decision shows intentional tort lawsuit still a viable option for employees hurt on-the-job. The Michigan Court of Appeals has released a new unpublished decision, Kyle Scheuneman v Kent Power Inc. (No. 344109), regarding intentional tort. It involves a man who contacted live electrical power lines and was hurt on-the-job. It was […]


Medicaid expansion pays big health dividends

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted June 26th, 2019

States with expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act are seeing less heart disease deaths and what this shows about preventive medical care. UPI.com published an interesting article looking at how Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has resulted in fewer heart disease deaths. The study found only an association rather than […]


2018 Pay Lag Report

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted June 25th, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Agency releases its 2018 Pay Lag Report showing how long it takes for the first weekly check to arrive. Getting hurt on the-the-job can be a financial nightmare. This is especially true for employees living paycheck-to-paycheck who find out they cannot work. Workers’ compensation is designed as a safety-net to prevent financial disaster. […]


First Day of Summer

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted June 20th, 2019

Annual blog post with common sense ideas for employees who must work outdoors during the hot summer months. Tomorrow is the summer solstice. The sun will reach its highest position in the sky and it will be the day with the longest period of daylight. Average temperatures in Metro Detroit will reach 80 degrees. Expect […]



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