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Oklahoma awarded $572 million in opioid lawsuit

Lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson for role in the opioid crisis results in $572 million award. NPR is reporting that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a $572 million award for its role in the opioid crisis. The lawsuit was brought by the State of Oklahoma and is the first […]

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Happy Labor Day!

U.S. federal holiday celebrating the social and economic achievements of American workers. Our law firm will be closed on September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day. This U.S. federal holiday recognizes the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is also the 125th anniversary so it has special meaning this year. Here is […]

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Current average wait times for workers’ compensation cases in Michigan

Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency releases updated statistics in its Pending/Aged Cases Report. Our clients are shocked to learn how long it can take for a disputed workers’ compensation case to resolve in Michigan. It can take months or years before final resolution is obtained. Just getting a Pre-Trial Notice in the mail can take […]

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What benefits are available under workers’ compensation in Michigan?

Michigan lawyer gives an overview of available workers’ compensation benefits and explains how to maximize what the insurance company must pay. A woman recently contacted our office looking to get reimbursement for sick time that she was forced to use after sustaining a concussion at work. Unfortunately, we had to explain that she does not […]

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What TV shows will your insurance adjuster be watching this fall?

Our tongue-in-cheek list of television shows that insurance adjusters want to see on the fall schedule. It’s that time of year again when new and old television shows begin premiering. USA Today has listed the fall premiere dates for the 2019 TV season. Find out when your favorites return and what new shows are coming. […]

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Employer that did not have workers’ compensation insurance hit with $235,000 jury verdict

Warning for employers who fail to purchase required workers’ compensation insurance and what employees need to know about their legal rights. The Arab American News is reporting on a Dearborn waitress who was hurt on-the-job and sued her employer. She suffered a broken elbow when she slipped and fell on wet floor. Her employer did […]

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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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