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Episode 13 – Michigan No Fault Catastrophic Claims

http://traffic.libsyn.com/patrickmarutiak/Episode_13_No_Fault_Cat_Claims.mp3   Catastrophic Claims Under Michigan No-Fault Law Michigan No-Fault law has a section called catastrophic claims. These are for claims of people that are seriously injured in an automobile accident and their expenses are over half a million dollars. What … Continue reading

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Episode 12 – Worker Comp Pre-exiting Condition Law In Michigan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/patrickmarutiak/Episode_12_-_Workers_Comp_Preexisting_Conditions.mp3 A Pre-Existing Condition Can Still Be Covered Under Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law If you’re injured on the job and have a preexisting condition, the question always comes up. If it’s work-related, a pre-existing condition can still be covered under … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode 11 – Auto Owner Liability In Michigan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/patrickmarutiak/Pat_Marutiak_Episode_11_-_Auto_Owner_Insurance_Liability.mp3 Automobile Insurance And Owner Liability in Michigan If you own a motor vehicle, you’re responsible for anybody that that vehicle hurts, which means essentially, if you loan the car to somebody and they get in an accident, you’re responsible … Continue reading

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Episode 10 – Medicare and Medicaid

http://traffic.libsyn.com/patrickmarutiak/Pat_Marutiak_Episode_10_-_Medicare_and_Medicaid_.mp3   There are two types of government benefits for health insurance: Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare is for the elderly and the disabled. Medicaid generally is for the poor. What Is Medicare? You’re entitled to Medicare if you’re over sixty-five … Continue reading

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Episode 9 – Workers’ Comp Wage Calculations In Michigan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/patrickmarutiak/Pat_Marutiak_Episode_9_-_Workmans_Comp_Wages_-_101818_1.20_PM.mp3   How are workers compensation wages determined? If you’re injured on the job and off work you’re entitled to wages but it isn’t full pay. Most people tell me is that as far as they’re concerned, their understanding is … Continue reading

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Episode 8 – Rules on Shop Doctors (“Shop Docs”) in Michigan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/patrickmarutiak/Pat_Marutiak_Episode_8_-_Shop_Docs.mp3 What is a “shop doc”? I would like to talk about work injuries and in particular doctors who are referred to you by your employer after an injury on the job. Many of us are familiar with the term … Continue reading

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Work Injuries and Back to Work Law In Michigan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/patrickmarutiak/Pat_Marutiak_Episode_7_-_Return_To_Work.mp3 Back to Work, Light Duty and Favored Duty Law In Michigan Today, I’d like to talk about work injuries and going back to work law in Michigan. We’ll talk about going back to work, light duty or what we … Continue reading

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Episode 6 – Michigan Dog Bite Law Overview

http://traffic.libsyn.com/patrickmarutiak/Pat_Marutiak_Episode_6_-_Dog_Bites.mp3 Dog Bites Are Strict Liability Claims in Michigan There are not many areas in the law that have strict liability, meaning that you have an automatic claim against someone for your injury. Dog bites are one of these areas. … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode 5 – Michigan Automobile Uninsured and Under-Insured Law

http://traffic.libsyn.com/patrickmarutiak/Pat_Marutiak_Episode_5_-_Auto_Uninsured_and_Under-Insured.mp3   Michigan Automobile Drivers May Be Uninsured or Under-Insured! We all know that if you get hurt by someone else in an automobile accident, you may have a claim for damages for things like pain and suffering. What most people … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode 4 – Slip and Fall Injuries in Michigan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/patrickmarutiak/Pat_Marutiak_Episode_4_-_Slip_and_Fall_.mp3 Welcome to the Patrick Marutiak Podcast. I’d like to talk to you today about slip and fall cases. It is probably the biggest misconception there is in the law. What you have to prove to recover damages in a … Continue reading

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