Should corporations be allowed to opt-out of workers’ comp?

Attorney Jeffrey E. Kaufman interviewed by Michigan Lawyers Weekly about opt-out movement and workers’ comp. A nationwide movement has been started to attack workers’ compensation in all 50 states. It is funded by powerful special interest groups and the goal is to save money for big corporations. Michigan Lawyers Weekly has now picked up the story and […]

Medical costs lower than most states

New study from WCRI shows workers compensation medical costs in Michigan lower than most states and rising slowly. The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released a new study finding that medical payments for workers compensation claims in Michigan were lower than most states and rising at a slow pace. “From 2007 to 2012, medical payments […]

How do I calculate my average weekly wage?

Simple math calculation shows how much you should be getting from workers compensation for lost wages. Getting hurt on-the-job can turn your life upside down. Many people are concerned about supporting their family if unable to work. This additional stress can actually slow recovery and make the situation worse. Lost wages are available if you […]

Part 3 of 3: Voluntary Payment

Three types of clients and why legal assistance is a necessary to win your workers’ compensation case. A large percentage of our clients are currently receiving workers’ compensation but still want some help. It is important to have a lawyer helping with minor issues before they become major problems. For example, did you know refusing […]

Part 2 of 3: Benefits Reduced

Three types of clients and why legal assistance is a necessary to win your workers’ compensation case. We have written several blogs regarding worker’ compensation reform and its bad effects on our clients. The worst being an automatic reduction based upon “wage earning capacity” or partial disability. Think of wage earning capacity as your ability […]

Part 1 of 3: Benefits Disputed

Three types of clients and why legal assistance is a necessary to win your workers’ compensation case. Many of our clients find their benefits disputed from the very beginning. Some are lucky enough to get medical treatment and lost wages for a short period of time before a cut-off. Insurance companies use “independent” doctors to […]

“Expect. Employ. Empower.”

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month with positive action. National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign held each October to raise awareness regarding disability and employment issues. It was established by the United States Congress in 1945. The theme for 2014 is “Expect. Employ. Empower.” Our disabled clients face many challenges when […]

Take Our Election Day Challenge

Have you told 3 friends and family members about your personal experience with workers’ compensation? Workers’ compensation has become a political football in Michigan. Special interests groups have spent big money trying to change the system. This has resulted in a tougher burden of proof and less benefits being paid. Our elected officials need to […]

Happy Halloween!

Our tongue-in-cheek candy suggestions for people involved in your workers’ compensation case. Two years ago we blogged about scary people who might be involved in your workers’ compensation case. We offered several snarky suggestions for Halloween costumes. These included a Dr. Frankenstein mask for the physician who performs the independent medical examination along with a […]

Public Hearing on Health Care Services Rules

New Health Care Services Rules will affect reimbursement for medical treatment under workers’ compensation. The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) has posted notice of a public hearing regarding a rules change. It has been scheduled for November 7, 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, State Secondary Complex, General […]