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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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