That seems like way too much time. We typically see between 3 and 6 weeks between the time the judge signs off on the settlement and receipt of the settlement check.
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this is an excessive amount of time. I would suggest contacting the insurance company. If that does not work, contact Workers Comp, and ask to get a time to speak with the judge.
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Sometimes the work comp insurance compay may simply forget to order the settlement check. Also, the check may have been sent to the wrong address. If you had a lawyer I would call him/her. If you did not and have the telephone number of the adjuster or defense attorney you may also want to give them a call. If you still have not gotten anywhere give the workers' compensation office a call and they should be able to get you a court date with an administrative law judge to discuss the matter.
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