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Professional Development and Third Party Resources

The following information contains a combination of professional publications and presentations developed and published by third party organizations. They do not specifically represent the views or opinions of HFA, and merely are to be viewed as supplemental resources and methods of study as it applies or may apply to vocational rehabilitation practices under the Michigan Workers’ Compensation and Disability Act.


HFA Job Readiness Handbook (2011)
Americans with Disabilities: 2010.  Household Economic Study Report.  Issued July 2012. 

Vocational Rehabilitation in Michigan Workers’ Compensation  (Dave Campbell, MA, CRC, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, State of Michigan, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency 2004)

Disability, Dysfunction, or Deception: Explaining Acquired Occupational Disability, Spring 2006, The Forensic Examiner v.15 Issue 1, Author(s): Jasen Walker, EdD, CRC, CCM, and Fred Heffner, EdD

High Tech Enables Employees: Assistive technology helps make the workplace more accessible and disabled workers more productive, Author: Frank Jossi. HR Magazine, , Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2006

The Occupationally Injured Worker: Investigating the Decision to a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers’ Compensation: Forensic Evaluation and Assessment Considerations for Vocational Experts (2007) Andrew Nay M.A., C.W.C.P.

Michigan No-Fault Provider Directory

Important State Forms

Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Professional Disclosure Statement (2011)
Rights and Responsibilities under Workers’ Disability Compensation (2010)
Vocational Rehabilitation for Injured Workers (2010)
Vocationally Handicapped Provisions of the Workers’ Disability

Important Appellate and Supreme Court Decisions

Haske v. Transport Leasing Inc. (1997)
Greenwald-McCallister v. Walmart Stores Inc., (2001)
Sington v. Chrysler Corp (2002)
Nessel v Schneck Pegasus Corp and Michigan Tooling (2003)
Henry v. City of Midland (2004)
Suliman v. Ann Arbor Ceiling & Partition (2004)
Henry v. City of Midland (2005)
Nessel v Schneck Pegasus Corp and Michigan Tooling (2006)
Nowak v. City of East Lansing (2005)
Stokes v. Daimler-Chrysler Corp (2006)
Lofton v. Autozone – Appellate Commission (2007)
Stokes v. Daimler-Chrysler Corp – Supreme Court Opinion (2008)
Lofton v. Autozone – Supreme Court Opinion (2008)
Lofton v. Autozone – Supreme Court Opinion (2009)
Harder v. Castle Bluff (2011)
Umphrey v. General Motors (2011)
Vrooman v. Ford Motor Company (2012)
Barclay v. General Motors (2013)
Harris v. Daimler Chrysler Corporation (2013)
Cole v. Consumers Energy (2014)

Enrolled House Bill 5002 – WCA Amendments (2011)

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