Got hurt 09/01/2010..attorney filed a WC and S&W claim...settled on the WC claim a couple yrs ago, judge signed the S&W claim settlement 12/19/2014
If you have a signed settlement of the S&W aspect of your claim and it has been signed off on by the judge, they generally have up to 30 days to pay. If they don't pay, you can file for a 25% penalty and file to go back to court. But you have an attorney. Why aren't you asking him this question? He knows the case a whole lot better than any of us.
Today is December 16, 2014, so 12/19/14 hasn't happened yet. But to answer your question, if a settlement is properly executed by all parties, and approved by the judge, but then not paid timely, then you would be entitled to penalties and interest on the late payment. Your attorney can help you collect. Please note, that if the employer, who pays the S&W settlement, wasn't present when the judge issued the order approving, to be served the order directly, then you would add five days for mailing of the order.
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Given the limited facts, I agree with the previous answers. I don't know how we jumped into the future with a signing on 12/19/2014 unless that's the date set for a walk-through or a hearing on the issue.
If you still have your attorney, ask your attorney since they will be familiar with the details in your case. But generally speaking, and noting the 5 day extra period already mentioned in a previous answer, then would owe you a penalty on top of the settlement amount.
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