In this episode, Mike sits down with longtime friend and workers’ compensation attorney Peter Woll. With over 30 years of experience, Peter knows all the ins and outs of workers’ compensation law. He explains what workers’ comp is, what rights you have if you’re injured on the job, and what to expect when making a claim. Mike and Peter also bring up funny stories from their past.
[0:26] Introducing today’s guest, Attorney Peter Woll
[1:47] Peter’s speech at Mike’s wedding
[3:10] How long have you done worker’s compensation law?
[4:30] What percent of worker’s comp cases are fraudulent?
[6:08] If someone is injured on the job in Michigan, what are their rights?
[7:33] Why do injured people need a lawyer to collect worker’s comp?
[8:25] Do injured people have to see an employer approved doctor to confirm their injury?
[10:08] Are you allowed to see your own family doctor?
[10:55] Is there a separate courts system for worker’s comp cases?
[11:26] Peter explains “floating in space” between losing wages and getting benefits
[12:49] Have you done other types of law?
[13:19] Kevin and Mike both had jobs bartending
[17:06] Mike’s pet peeves about how people order at restaurants
[22:26] What is ordering a steak blue?
[23:04] Worker’s aren’t getting for their pain; they’re getting paid for lost wages
[25:31] Now that Governor Snyder is out of office, are there efforts to repeal his changes?
[27:32] LinkedIn is helping people meet their requirement of looking for a job
[28:36] If you need Peter’s help call 248-352-3433 or go to peterwollpc.net
[29:53] If you are driving for work and get injured how do auto laws and worker’s comp intersect?
[32:04] Have any of your client ever gotten paid for their pain and suffering?
[32:33] What is your craziest story about an injury at work?
[33:42] Thank you for answering our questions, Peter
[35:04] Thank you for watching this episode of Open Mike!