Dear Madam or Sir:
What has your attorney said? Perhaps, they just don't want to settle.
If your case's date of accident is fairly recent it may fall within the changes in the law and you face a CAP on future benefits. In that case, you are better off postponing classification since that is when the cap starts to run.
You may always be followed; they are allowed to conduct surveillance. They may check to see if you are working for money or if you are doing things that a person could get paid to do. Don't go running around on your roof carrying heavy objects; it wouldn't do you any good with the Judge.
They can always offer a settlement later. The question is what are you going to do after you receive a settlement. If the answer is to simply "live off the settlement", then perhaps you shouldn't settle at all.
You are confused. You are the party who want something to happen. You need to file a motion for hearing. It appears that you are not represented by counsel. That is a big mistake. You should hire a local attorney who is experienced in handling workers compensation matters. Your attorney would have explained that the insurance carrier has a perfect right to keep you under surveillance for as long as it wishes. You placed your physical abilities into question when you file the claim. By placing you under surveillance, the insurance company is simply exercising its due diligence to make certain that you are not exaggerating the extent of your disability. This will go more quickly and more smoothly if you hire an experienced attorney. Good luck.
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You should contact a Workers' Compensation Lawyer in your area as soon as you can. You will not be paying the lawyer directly for their representation of you. I agree that you may be confused somewhat. Are you trying to obtain a section 32 settlement? If so, if you have ongoing medical expenses, I would not recommend a Section 32 settlment until you have reached permanency in many instances.
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