Workers' Compensation Webinar

A Brave New World - How Changes to Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation Act Impact Employers and Insurance Providers

Archived Webinar

A Brave New World
How Changes to Michigan's Workers' Compensation Act
Impact Employers and Insurance Providers

Originally Held: Friday, February 17, 2012

Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EST)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by Mark Robins, Jim Geroux and Ron Weglarz

Special guest: Magistrate David Grunewald

Topic Overview:

During Plunkett Cooney's webinar “A Brave New World — How Changes to Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation Act Impact Employers and Insurance Providers,” three of the firm's leading workers' compensation attorneys addressed the changes in the law that affect the employer and payment of benefits, including the definition of an employee, definition of injury and disability, termination of employment, subsequent employment and specific loss.

The presenters also discussed the effects of the changes on the day-to-day operation of the Agency, including the new redemption procedure, rehabilitation orders, issuance of subpoenas, the elimination of the
mediator and electronic filings.

Finally, the panel looked at alterations to the interest rate, control
of medical treatment and medical benefits while on appeal.

In addition to our Plunkett Cooney attorneys, special guest Magistrate David Grunewald of the Board of Magistrates of the Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs provided his perspective on the new amendments to the
Worker's Compensation Act.

Who Should Access the Archived Files Below for This Webinar:

This program is a must review webinar for employers, human resources professionals and workers' compensation claims professionals.

About the Speakers:



With nearly 30 years of legal experience, partner Mark D. Robins currently serves as the Workers’ Compensation Law Practice Group Leader for Plunkett Cooney and is a senior litigator in the firm’s Detroit office. 

Mr. Robins represents numerous employers directly and through their insurance providers, including some of the region's largest companies in several industries. 




For over 40 years, James R. Geroux, a partner in the firm’s Detroit office, has defended workers’ compensation claims for various insurance companies, as well as for self-insured employers.

Mr. Geroux is a former member of the Rules Committee and the Workers’ Compensation Section Council for the State Bar of Michigan.


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