In addition, I fired my attorney and hired a new one. The original still remains on the record also. I would like him completely gone. My concern now is that the company I work for may appeal the decision as they have been horrible of their treatment of me. Can they do this and prevent me from getting any money in the near future or will I get the back money regardless until or unless an appeal on the company's part is pending? Also, if a settlement is pending, does it come through at the same time or do I have an additional waiting period? The insurance company does not want to settle but I at least need my back pay as soon as possible.