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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.

Warning about insurance company tactics and why you should hire a workers’ comp lawyer while benefits are still being paid.

We get lots of telephones calls from people who are trying to understand their Michigan workers’ comp rights. Questions about wage loss, vocational rehab, and medical are very common. Some of these callers are receiving benefits while others have a disputed claim.

Explaining the workers’ comp law is easy but deciding on a good strategy can be difficult. Not everyone fits into tiny boxes and one size does not fit all. We tell our clients to think about the future and where they see themselves in a year. Some people just want to get back to work while others are looking to medically retire.

Hiring a lawyer while your workers’ comp claim is being paid is a great idea. This can prevent minor issues from turning major problems. It is also important to realize the insurance company has lawyers already reviewing your claim. Here are just some of the dangers that you might not see coming.

Tactic #1: Second review of medical records

We have seen defense attorneys review medical records long before a case is disputed. They are looking for any “red flags” that can be used against you in court. Expect an appointment with a defense medical examiner soon after. Watch out for excuses like degeneration and arthritis.

Tactic #2: Sending you to do charity work

The main goal of workers’ comp is to get people back to work. Employers are encouraged to let their employees work under restrictions. Sometimes this is not possible and the insurance company must pay wage loss benefits. This can be avoided by sending you to perform volunteer or charity work. These are not real jobs and the goal is to get you to walk away.

Tactic #3: Hiring a private investigator

Defense attorneys hire private investigators to follow people on workers’ comp. Surveillance video and photographs are used to show a person is not being truthful about their disability. Social media accounts will also be examined for any damaging evidence.

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 (844) 201-9497 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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