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What To Do if Workers’ Comp Is Not Sending Checks

In Illinois, you are entitled to workers’ compensation payments following a work-related injury. You might be wondering what to do if workers’ comp is not sending checks. If you’re experiencing this issue, the workers’ compensation attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers are ready to help. We have compiled the following information regarding workers’ comp checks and what to do if they stop arriving.

Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Payments Explained 

Your workers’ comp benefits may include TTD payments. TTD payments are equal to two-thirds of your pre-injury average weekly wage. Your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance company issues these payments if your doctor has determined that you are unable to work because of your injury or if you’re on restrictions that your employer cannot accommodate. TTD payments should continue to arrive until you are released back to full-duty work.

Why Haven’t I Received My Workers’ Comp Check?

If you find yourself in a situation where you have not received your workers’ comp check or the amount is lower than anticipated, it’s important not to panic. Various factors can contribute to this. Your employer may not have provided accurate wage information to the insurance company.

Another possibility is that there was an error in calculating the amount of benefits you are entitled to. Additionally, the insurance company may have incorrect payment or contact details for you. Consider these potential reasons why your check hasn’t arrived before jumping to conclusions.

Lawyers Can Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Check

Hiring a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney, such as those at GWC Injury Lawyers, can provide you with legal recourse when an insurance company is late with your TTD payments. If your workers’ compensation checks are not arriving on time, or not arriving at all, even though they are legally mandated, your attorney can file a petition with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission for penalties and fees.

Remember, insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible on workers’ compensation claims. Filing for penalties and fees is a legal strategy that punishes an insurance company for acting in bad faith by denying or delaying your TTD benefits without a good reason. Such an action can motivate them to pay you the benefits you are owed in a timely manner so as not to incur additional expenses.

Your attorney can also file for penalties if an insurance company unreasonably denies your medical care. If you are waiting on a procedure that your doctor has deemed medically necessary, we can help you fight back.

Additionally, your workers’ compensation lawyer can file a trial motion for an immediate hearing, known as a 19(b) petition. This can get your case in front of an Arbitrator faster. Often, the threat of a trial can motivate an insurance company to provide you with the benefits you are owed or offer a reasonable settlement for any permanent injuries you have suffered.

These actions all cost an insurance company money, which is its primary concern. When your attorney makes these moves on your behalf, it may help ensure that you receive your benefits when you need them most.

Secure the Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Are Entitled To

“So what happens if workers’ comp is not sending checks?” The answer is simple: You call GWC Injury Lawyers, one of the premier Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury law firms in Illinois. Our veteran workers’ compensation attorneys have the legal tools necessary to make the insurance company provide your TTD payments on time and settle your claim fairly.

With more than $2.5 billion for our clients in verdicts and settlements, GWC has the experience necessary to get you the benefits you are owed under the law – so you owe it to yourself to contact us today.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our workers’ compensation lawyers, call our office at (312) 999-9999 or chat with a representative at any time.