he abandoned me with all the bills
To the extent that a workers compensation settlement is a personal injury award, the answer is that you have no right to it since it is his separate property. You should consult with an attorney about this because you still may have a right to temporary maintenance or spousal support.
Anthony Buono, Esq.
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