Category Archives: Settlement of Workers Compensation Claim

05 Mar

Lump Sum Settlements Most Michigan workers’ comp settlements are made in a lump sum. In a lump sum settlement, the insurance company agrees to make one payment that resolves your entire workers’ comp claim. A lump sum settlement is different than a voluntary payment (VP) agreement. A VP agreement simply means that the insurance company…

18 Feb

You should talk with an Attorney that specializes in Michigan Worker’s Compensation Law before you settle your case. I regularly see people in court settling their worker’s compensation case without an attorney. I often sit in on those settlement hearings and people that trust insurance companies and insurance adjuster to be fair, get much less…

13 Feb

Under the new Social Security Disability rules. All medical must be in the official file 5 days prior to the hearing. We specialize in representing social security claimants with all know diseases, injuries and conditions. We know the current law because we specialize in social security law. We are one of the best social security…

26 May

This statement could not be less accurate. Ask anyone that actually practices work comp law and is at the bureau every day. Insurance attorneys included. The system is rigged in favor of the insurance industry. Workers rights are in the toilet. The below is Snyder administration propaganda. “Our stable workers’ compensation system continues to safeguard…

26 May

New Mileage Reimbursement Rate Effective 01/01/2015 The Department of Technology, Management and Budget has advised that the mileage rate has increased to $0.575 per mile, effective January 1, 2015. For a comprehensive list of all the travel rates, click on the link below.

26 May

Exclusions, barriers, bans and hurdles describe many injured workers’ experiences with workers’ compensation. A system that was supposed to assist them and provide streamlined procedures to recoup medical costs and lost wages has become a nightmare for individuals who’ve been injured on-the-job. A new policy brief by the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)…

28 Mar

The simple answer is yes, you can. Assuming you are seriously injured at work you can receive both. However, there is an offset and your SSD will be lowered by the 80% rule. In essence, your SSD monthly payments will be reduced if your comp and SSD payments together exceed 80% of your regular monthly…

26 Mar

Social Security Disability: The Initial Application Stage The initial stage of the Social Security Disability process involves the initial filing of your Social Security Disability application and the Social Security Administration’s review of your initial claim. In this stage of the process you will be filling out your application and providing the SSA with the…