Workers’ Comp

You will receive proper benefits when Mike is your attorney.

Without his help you have to accept what the insurance company offers. Good employers repair machines when they break down and the Workers’ Compensation law says they must compensate their employees when they suffer work injuries. He is normally paid 20% of your recovery when your check is received.

If you have been injured on the job, notify your employer of the injury within 45 days.

This is best done in writing, however, you can also tell your company’s designated person verbally. Be sure to get copies of any forms that you fill out and remember the date, time and location of the accident. If it has been more than 45 days, call Mike McElvain to see if effective notice can still be given.

You will need to seek proper medical care. 

Getting back to work as soon as possible is important, so seek medical care immediately. This medical care can include the necessary physical, mental, or vocational rehabilitation. Mike will work with you to make sure all medical bills are submitted correctly, so keep a log of your medical providers and appointment dates.

Workers’ Compensation provides certain benefits:

  • Your employer must pay 100% of medical care related to your on-the-job accident.
  • Temporary disability benefits are available if you miss more than 3 consecutive days because of your injury. These benefits are 2/3 of your weekly wage.
  • Permanent disability payments take into consideration which part(s) of your body have been injured from your accident. Call Mike to see how these benefits may apply to you.
  • ¬†Keep in mind that Workers’ Compensation does not cover pain and suffering. Spouses are not able to receive compensation for their hardship even though they may have endured a great deal of inconvenience during and after your injury.

Once you hire Mike, he will work with you to keep your file up-to-date. You should let Mike know of when:

  • There is any change in medical care by your doctor.
  • There is any referral to another physician by your doctor.
  • The date the doctor releases you from care, or recommends you return only as needed.
  • The date the doctor releases you to return to work.