I am assuming that when you went to court you appeared before the judge and an Order was entered approving a settlement. If that is the case, the Responent has 60 days to issue payment. You can usually expect to recieve the check in less time.
If it is more than 60 days, call yor attorney at once.
It seem you are saying that pain management has been approved and you aren't looking for anything else. If that is the case, you don't need an attorney right now. Instead of your lawyer being relieved, you may be able to have an Order entered closing your case and keeping your right to re-open intact.
If the wc inurance carrier is not providing the pain managment, then you will need to hire another attorney to file a motion on your behalf.
You need to hire an attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait the greater potential there is for you to create a problem for the attorney you do hire.
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In New Jersey, unless you request otherwise, your check is sent directly to you. The insurance company has 60 days to send you your check. Normally, the check takes 4 to 6 weeks. That is why your attorney told you 30 to 60 days. Apparently you would have preferred him to tell you 0 to 60 days.
If you knew you were moving you should have told your attorney befoe you settled your case. I suggest you contact him at once so that he can ask the insurance company to send the check to either...
Under the Workers' Compensation statute, you do not have a right to a secon opinion. You can always request one. The carrier may or may not provide a second opinion. It is my experience that if you are facing surgery it is likely that the carrier will provide a second opinion.
If it is a situation where the authorized doctor is saying you do not need any additional treatment, it is unlikley that the carrier will voluntarily provide a second opinion. An attorney will be more successful...
There is a schedule of disabilities. However, an experienced workers' compensation attorney will know how to maximize the value of your injuries. Please feel free to contact my office for a free consultation.
Yes there is a schedule of disabilities in NJ. However, based upon your post, it appears that you have injured several body parts. If you haven't already done so, I surrest that you contact a Worker's Compensation Attorney at once.
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