Tag Archives: Michigan workers comp lawyers

It’s back to school time. Take our pop quiz! (2019-2020)

Use our pop quiz to double check you are getting all the workers’ compensation benefits possible under Michigan law. Children around the State of Michigan are getting ready for the 2019-2020 school year. Here is our pop quiz to see if you are getting all required workers’ compensation benefits. Decide which statements are true or […]

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Getting around on crutches is not easy and other issues to consider after getting hurt on-the-job

Suggestions for disabled employees on how to stay comfortable and productive after a workplace injury. We saw an interesting article published by Wirecutter about staying comfortable and productive after breaking a major bone or having surgery. Suggestions included handy accessories to keep nearby like a pouch on crutches, leakproof coffee mug, power bank to charge […]

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What can be done about bad employers who avoid paying required workers’ compensation benefits?

Steps must be taken to stop uninsured employers from avoiding responsibilities under workers’ compensation and how we can reward businesses who play by the rules. The Detroit News is reporting on a new executive directive from Governor Gretchen Whitmer that would prioritize state contracts based upon whether individual companies “are good stewards of the state.” […]

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Q&A: Talking legal rights with Attorney Alex Berman

What should claimants know about their legal rights under workers’ compensation in Michigan? Today’s blog post is going to be a Q & A with Alex Berman. He is the senior partner and founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. Alex has represented injured workers exclusively for more than 40 years and has recovered millions of […]

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Part 1 of 2: Credibility is the key to winning at trial

Michigan attorney shares lessons from over 40 years of practice in the area of workers’ compensation law and why some clients get caught lying at trial. Today’s blog post is written by Alex Berman. He is the founder of our law firm and has been practicing for more than 40 years in the field of […]

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Lawsuit funding is not always a good idea

Warning for disabled employees who are thinking about getting a cash advance on their workers’ compensation claim. The Detroit Free Press is reporting on a woman who got stuck with a 350% interest rate after she accepted a $1,200.00 loan. She made payments equal to $1,170.75 but still owed another $1,922.00. Her credit score was […]

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MIOSHA: “Take A Stand Day”

Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) asks employers to bolster their workplace safety and health by requesting a free consultative visit. MIOSHA is having its 15th annual “Take A Stand Day” on August 14, 2019. More than 125 professionals will be visiting high-hazard industries to provide one-on-one consultations. There will be no citations or […]

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Police officer stabbed by terrorist denied workers’ compensation benefits

Michigan lawmakers need to do more to protect disabled employees who are suffering from work-related mental illness. Former police officer Jeff Neville spoke with NBC25 about his experience with workers’ compensation. He was stabbed in the neck by a terrorist at Flint’s Bishop International Airport in 2017. Neville attempted to return to work as a […]

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Obscure Defenses: Criminal Acts and Imprisonment (Part 3 of 3)

How insurance companies use criminal acts and imprisonment to dispute workers’ compensation benefits in Michigan. We have blogged about obscure employer and insurance company defenses all week long. Today’s final blog post is going to look at criminal acts and imprisonment. How these circumstances can result in a disputed workers’ compensation claim and loss of […]

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Obscure Defenses: Drugs and Alcohol (Part 2 of 3)

Drug and alcohol use can result in a disputed workers’ compensation claim in Michigan. Yesterday’s blog post was about intentional and willful misconduct being used to dispute workers’ compensation benefits. This defense allows insurance companies to refuse payment of wage loss and medical treatment based upon actions of the employee. Benefits that are supposed to […]

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