Every case is different. Especially, if your employer denies the injury occurred. Since you have an attorney, he or she is the best resource for a reasonable estimate as to how long things may take. Best of luck to you.
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It depends. Your lawyer should be able to tell you where you are in the process. There are rules that your attorney must follow. The question is whether you are due back pay from the injury. If you need to litigate, the case can take up to 120 days from the filing of the petition for benefits to go to a judge.
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The fact that you are now seeing a doctor is a good sign (assuming workers comp is paying for it). There's no right answer to how long it will take for you to get your back pay. It will depend on the facts of your cases, the parties involved and the court/judge. For instance, some employers/insurers take the position that they're not in the business of defending workers comp claims and make it a priority to resolve them as soon as possible. Others fight every part of every claim to try to set a precedent to discourage other people from making claims. As foe courts, some dockets mover very efficiently while others get bogged down. Your attorney is in the best position to give you the closest answer.
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Actually, my colleague is a bit off, as it can take as much as 210 days to go before a Judge of Compensation Claims for a trial for any owed benefits or unresolved issue. There is a 120 deadline to mediate (attempt to amicably resolve) any issue in your case. If you are being denied benefits without support by the defense there are motions that can be filed against the company to make them do the right thing or face heavy sanctions. You can speak to your attorney about it.
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