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Why is My Workers' Comp Check Always Late?

Late workers' comp checks are a big problem. We can fix it.

Late workers' comp checks don't mean you can be late on your bills.  Your creditors don't care if your workers' comp check is late and now you can't pay your mortgage, rent, car, utilities, and other bills.

Do you have the time, resources, and ability to make sure your checks come on time? We do.

Can you convince the adjuster, nurse case manager, and your doctor all to do the right thing so your check isn't held up? 

Our professional, experienced staff makes sure your adjuster sends your check on time.

There are a number of reasons adjusters don't send out workers compensation benefit checks on time, like they're supposed to. The adjuster just forgot.  Or the supervisor has to authorize it.  Or the computer made a mistake.  There are a lot of excuses they will give you.  Remember, the adjuster works for the insurance company to reduce the amount of medical treatment and benefits the insurance company has to pay you.  Even an adjuster who is friendly, organized, and hasn't given you any trouble at all may also have three hundred cases on her desk, so she isn't going to give you any special attention when she gets busy.

What can you do about it?  You need persistent, targeted, professional follow-up.  And that's hard to do by yourself; most people don't have the training, experience, or time to navigate a workers' compensation system and deal with an insurance company. That's one of the first benefits we provide for our clients.

Here are some specific tips on what to do when your check is late. We have a system in place to follow up for our clients and take action when your check is late.

Remember, in D.C., the insurance company can stop your benefits for just about any reason, or no reason at all.  They can send you to one of their doctors for an appointment, (insurance companies call this an "IME") and that doctor may say any number or things. He may say you can go back to work, or that your injury or condition is not related to your work injury, that your injury was caused by some other factors, or that it has resolved or gotten better (or worse; it should have gotten better by now so you must be faking).

Or maybe your doctor has not yet responded to their requests for more info on your medical condition, or hasn't given you an out-of-work or disability slip indicating you cannot yet return to work. Maybe they have talked to your employer and are questioning the workers' comp claim. Maybe you need a hearing to get your checks flowing again.

If your check is late, so you can't pay the bills, or you're not sure you are being paid the right amount (a lot of people aren't and they don't know it), or your medical treatment is delayed so you aren't getting better, you don't have to put up with it any longer. 

Call us at (202) 393 - 3320 to see if we can help you and your family. You'll speak to a real person today.  

Read the testimonials of what real clients have said about working with us.  Watch the educational videos we've produced.  Order a book, guide, or report that can start helping you today. Then, give us a call to see if we can help reduce your stress and get your case moving more efficiently.