Help! I need legal advice right now!

A sample of real questions from people who contacted our law firm in the last week.

Monday is always a busy day in the office. We get numerous telephone calls and emails from people who want to know about their legal rights.

Here is a sample of questions received over the last week and some general information. Please remember that every case is different and it is best to speak with a lawyer about your own situation.

“I’m scared to lose my job.”

Michigan law does not provide any job security for employees hurt on-the-job. Many people live paycheck to paycheck and cannot survive without income. Others rely upon employer sponsored health insurance for their families. It is critical to speak with an experienced attorney to make sure workers’ comp benefits are paid.

“My lawyer is not doing anything.”

Poor communication is the top reason people get upset with their lawyers. We recommend writing down questions and scheduling an appointment. Make concerns known and have an open dialogue about expectations.

“When should I expect my first check?”

This is a good question that many people wonder about. Entitlement to wage loss starts after 7 consecutive days of disability. The first check is due on the 14th day of disability. In our experience, it can take up to 30 days before a check is sent.

“Can I see my own doctor?”

Medical bills should be paid under workers’ comp. Unfortunately, the employer or its insurance company has the right to select medical providers for the first 28 days. A person can see his or her own doctor after that initial period has run.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (844) 316-8033 for a free consultation today.

Related information:

Penalties for late workers’ comp checks in Michigan

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