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Workers’ Compensation Claims Due to Workplace Violence

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks Law on August 31, 2020 in Workers Compensation - Latest News

Workplace injuries are not uncommon, especially in certain industries, like construction. However, what about those who get hurt on the job in an act of violence? Are you at risk? According to OSHA, over two million Americans suffer injuries in workplace violence incidents each year. Will workers’ compensation cover the cost of your medical bills […]

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How Does Michigan’s Assigned Claim Plan Apply in a Car Crash?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks Law on August 27, 2020 in Auto Accidents

In Michigan, people who are injured in a car crash are eligible to receive no-fault benefits through their auto insurance policy. This coverage provides compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other needs. However, in instances where that coverage is not available, the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility (MAIPF) administers coverage under a state-administered plan. […]

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What Damages Can I Pursue Outside of My No-Fault Benefits Claim?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks Law on August 19, 2020 in Auto Accidents

Michigan’s no-fault insurance provides payment for medical bills and property damages after a car crash, up to your policy limits. You are eligible for these benefits regardless of who may have caused the accident. However, your coverage most likely does not compensate you for any non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. So, what is […]

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What Lost Wages Can I Recover After a Michigan Car Crash?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks Law on August 12, 2020 in Auto Accidents

Car accidents are more than an unexpected inconvenience. Without insurance protection, medical costs alone can cause injured victims to suffer financial devastation. Fortunately, insured Michigan drivers are protected under the state’s no-fault insurance. This coverage provides lost wages and other benefits when you are injured in a car crash, no matter who may have caused […]

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While the number of drunk driving accidents is less than in previous years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) latest statistics show they are still too high. Drivers who get behind the wheel with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher are considered impaired in every state (except Utah, which imposes a lower […]

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Work injuries are not uncommon, and in some industries, such as construction, there is a higher risk for being involved in an accident on the job. However, even office employees can get hurt while performing their work duties. If you suffered a workplace injury, there are certain benefits you may be eligible to receive while […]

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Historically, state workers’ compensation benefits have not covered illnesses, such as a flu or other contagious disease, even in cases where an individual was likely exposed at work. However, in some states, including Michigan, essential employees may now be covered by workers’ compensation insurance if they become ill with the coronavirus. Jay Trucks explains more […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer For a Car Crash in a No-Fault State?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks Law on July 09, 2020 in Auto Accidents

No-fault states were originally intended to create a system that helped to prevent the courts from being tied up with frivolous civil lawsuits. Under this system, injured car crash victims do not have to prove fault and could quickly access their no-fault benefits for compensation to cover medical costs, lost wages and other damages without […]

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Will Michigan’s New Auto Reform Insurance Really Cost Less?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks Law on June 29, 2020 in Auto Accidents

Michigan’s much talked about new auto reform law goes into effect July 2, 2020. Following promises of savings to policyholders, many may wonder just when they will see evidence of a reduced cost. While there are cost reductions in some areas, policyholders may see little overall savings, and many may actually end up paying more. […]

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Impact of Coordinated Versus Uncoordinated Benefits in a Car Crash Claim

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks Law on June 19, 2020 in Auto Accidents

Michigan’s no-fault system gives insured drivers the opportunity to choose between a policy with coordinated or uncoordinated benefits. So why choose one over the other? To understand what may work best for you, it is helpful to know how a claim with each type of policy may play out after an accident. The attorneys at […]

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