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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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AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

There has been an increase in motor vehicle accidents in Shiawassee County, including Owosso, in the past year or two.  Ever since the recession of 2008 no-fault insurance has become more and more expensive and a larger portion of an … Continue reading

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SAME SEX MARRIAGE

Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled same sex marriages were constitutional in Windsor v United States, the Social Security Administration began recognizing same sex marriages. This change had had a positive effect for some people including those who could not … Continue reading

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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY – THE LONG WAIT

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABLITY-THE LONG WAIT                It is difficult to understand why a Social Security disability case can take so long.  An initial application averages four months for a determination, but there are times where it takes nine months.  70% … Continue reading

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INTERNET RESEARCH REGARDING DISABILITY

Be careful when you research Social Security disability on the internet.  There are many websites which offer assistance in helping you determine if you might qualify for disability benefits, but some are not even sponsored by attorneys.  These groups also … Continue reading

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NO-FAULT LAW

Currently if you are in a motor vehicle accident you have lifetime medical coverage for any injury related to the car accident.  This was one of the benchmarks of no-fault law when it was enacted in 1972. Legislatures are considering … Continue reading

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Changes in Medical Coverage – Work Injuries

The political climate has affected work related injuries as well.  The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has instituted new rules effective this year.  In order to receive pain medication (opiates, such as Vicodin, OxyContin, etc.) a workers’ … Continue reading

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Social Security Disablity – Political Climate

New statistics show that disability awards are the lowest they have been in 30 years.  Some have the perception that disability allowances have never been higher.  This is not the case.  The national allowance rate at the hearing level has … Continue reading

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