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You’re not alone. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers have been called the best in the state, and we pride ourselves on providing you with care, trust, and responsiveness.

Highway workers across Michigan are exposed to significant danger and workers’ compensation does not offer sufficient protection for their families.

Road construction season has officially begun! Orange barrels can be seen up and down area highways. This is not just an inconvenience for motorists but a hazardous situation for highway workers.

Construction is already a dangerous job. Highway workers are exposed to additional risk each day. The potential for death from a speeding or distracted driver is a real concern.

MDOT reminds motorists to pay attention to highway workers and lower speeds. Penalties for careless driving include not just fines but jail time.

Workers’ compensation benefits are paid to families of employees killed on-the-job. These include 500 weeks of lost wages. Not much for a human life.

Spouses are not automatically entitled to wage loss benefits. Factual dependency must be proved and it can be a complicated legal process. Children over the age of 16 may also have to prove factual dependency to qualify for benefits.

It is possible for a person to get killed on-the-job and their family get a maximum of $6,000.00 for burial expenses. Michigan law needs to be changed to guarantee death benefits. We can do better!

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman
Michigan Workers Comp Attorney

Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


“Jeff also helped me with getting my Blue Cross bills paid. I would absolutely recommend him and the whole firm. Jeff and the firm did everything they were supposed to do for me and my case.”
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