How long after the case is settled until you get paid?

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We recently received a phone call from a nice guy who has a fairly reputable attorney that appears to have gone off the deep end. His case was settled in December and he still hasn’t been paid.

There is not set rule for how long an insurance company has to pay a settlement or Arbitrator’s award, but generally speaking, once 30 days have passed it becomes an issue. Usually at 60 days if you haven’t been paid then you can probably get penalties and fees against the insurance company which means that you would likely receive 50% more for your case.

For some reason, our caller’s attorney told him that it could be up to six months before the check is received. Huh? If I didn’t know the attorney who was helping him I would have been worried that his money was stolen, but it’s still bizarre. To make matters worse, the lawyer apparently isn’t returning his calls. That is certainly a sign of a problem.

Don’t be afraid to ask your lawyer about these issues before you sign settlement contracts. And if you are having trouble getting your check, hold their feet to the fire.

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I signed my settlement over a month ago and the w/c insurance company said that an attorney would be contacting me to sign the additional paperwork before it gets approved by a judge. How long does this process take? I don’t see why it would take this long to get this whole situation sorted out. Is there a timeframe from the date that i signed and returned the settlement offer in which the insurance company has to get the settlement completed? What would the timeframe be before the insurance company could start to accumulate fees?

Sounds like you

went at this alone. The process doesn’t take this long normally, but since no contract has been approved by an Arbitrator, there are no fees that can be assessed against the insurance company.

What was your injury and what did they offer you for a settlement percentage wise? We’ve seen a lot of insurance companies low balling workers badly for accidents after the new laws were put in place.

Sounds like you went at this alone. The process doesn’t take this long normally, but since no contract has been approved by an Arbitrator, there are no fees that can be assessed against the insurance company.

What was your injury and what did they offer you for a settlement percentage wise? We’ve seen a lot of insurance companies low balling workers badly for accidents after the new laws were put in place.

My attorney worked with the opposing sides attorney and came to a settlement that we agreed on. This was done four weeks, three days shy of 5 weeks, ago and we have yet to receive the contract agreed upon. My attorney originally told me that it could take about a week to receive the contract. I contacted my attorney and asked if it isn’t received by the final decision date of the judge what happens then, he stated once an agreement has been reached the judge no longer reviews the case so the judge will not make a decision from the trial at this point. My attorney did put in a couple of calls last week the the opposing attorney with no return calls. How long does it typically take for the contract to be received? I don’t feel I should have to keep calling my attorney for status updates since he is getting paid such a good chunk to handle the case. Do I give it more time or make a another not so pleased phone call to my attorney? I did call him 3 days ago and no return call as of yet.

Source: www.illinoisworkerscomplaw.com

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