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Impact of COVID on Michigan’s Workers’ Comp Law

This month's 2nd Wednesday Morning Break addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Michigan Workers' Compensation law. In this episode, host and attorney Patricia Scott interviews fellow attorney Alicia Birach on how the pandemic has affected premiums, case progression and the nature of work injuries, including injuries arising from remote work.

One of the most contentious aspects of workers’ compensation during the pandemic has been whether contracting coronavirus is a compensable injury for purposes of workers' compensation claims.

Employers have struggled to keep up with the slew of emergency orders issued and the real-life situations that have arisen from those orders. This discussion aims to clarify some of the confusion surrounding workers' compensation due to the pandemic.

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Video Link - Workers' Comp This video is for general information purposes only and IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. If you seek legal counsel or need help in determining how this information applies to a specific situation, contact a Foster Swift workers' compensation attorney before taking any action.

Categories: COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation

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Alicia Birach is a member of the Employer Services Practice Group and works out of the firm's Southfield office. She has extensive experience representing insurance carriers, third party administrators and employers against workers' compensation claims. Additionally, she is experienced in counseling employers on labor and employment issues.

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 concentrates her practice in the areas of Bankruptcy, Finance, Collections, Real Estate, and Commercial Litigation. In the bankruptcy area she represents creditors and Chapter 7 Trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy. Patricia also represents small and mid-sized businesses to large corporations in multi-faceted litigation matters in state and federal court. Her work with financial institutions includes collections, loan workouts, foreclosures, receiverships and various complex banking and finance issues. 

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