Local 3 Electricians and MagnaComp

Local 3 Electricians and MagnaComp, The Answers You Need

Over the last 25 years I have represented many injured Local 3 electricians involved in job site accidents in lawsuits against General Contractors and building owners. The accidents have varied from falling from ladders or scaffolds to tripping on work site debris, from being injured by falling objects to being electrocuted. In fact, I recently obtained a $4 million dollar settlement for a Local 3 electrician who fell when he was forced to pull cable from a reel on a parking garage rooftop in snow and ice conditions.

As most Local 3 electricians know who have been injured on the job at a work site, MagnaComp is the plan that they must deal with for New York State Workers' Compensation benefits. This plan is the Electrical Employees Self Insured Safety Plan, and is also known as MagnaCare Medical Management. Under MagnaComp injured electricians must notify and update MagnaComp regarding the details of your injuries, all affected body parts, the names of your treating doctors, the date of injury, degree of disability, lost time from work, course of treatment and return to work information.

The MagnaCare PPO network MUST be used for all of your medical treatment, so you must choose doctors that are a part of MagnaCare/MagnaComp. To find a doctor that accepts or participates you can log onto the website, www.magnacare.com. Once on the site click onto "Find a Healthcare Provider", then choose the Network Plan, EESISP/Local3 and search for doctors near you.

All procedures, surgeries and diagnostic testing must be pre-authorized by MagnaComp if they are over $1,000.00 for a procedure or group of procedures, for example 24 physical therapy visits.

You should contact your MagnaComp assigned nurse for any medical issues. A claims examiner will be assigned to handle your checks and Workers' Compensation case. It takes 11 working days from the first full day out of work before you can start receiving payments. You are not permitted to be on unemployment or furlough while on Compensation. Checks are mailed out every 2 weeks and they are tax free. After you receive your first check in the mail, you can then contact annuity and apply to take out funds from your account if needed. You should provide the claims examiner with updated medical records every 90 days. In order to receive payments you should have your doctor fax a copy of your medical records and a completed C4 form.

If you have questions about MagnaComp you can call me and I would be happy to help you. I am also able to review the facts of your accident and advise you if you have the right to pursue a lawsuit against the General Contractor and building owner in addition to your MagnaComp benefits.

You can call me anytime at 631-495-9435 for an honest conversation. You can also visit my website at www.NorthShoreInjuryLawyer.com to view the impressive results that I have obtained for fellow Local 3 brothers as well as many other trades, as well the countless amazing reviews.