Are there any penelties for late TTD payments from the IC? 2, 3, 4 weeks late was the norm for the first year, then I got a new adjuster and she has been pretty good until about 3 weeks ago.
It seems they're playing games again, and as you all know, any delay in benefits are painfull. I've been on TTD for 27 months, 3 surgeries and I hope the end is near. I've reached MMI and is nowhere near where I have to be to return to my job of 20+ years.
My employer also provided a false wage and earnings statement to the IC for the 52 weeks prior to my injury and after much prodding from me, the IC requested another from him, this time it was less!!
It took a year to get my benefits straightened out, and they did provide retroactive benefits, but the financial damage was already done. It seems when an employer lies to the IC, it's "oops, i goofed". If I lie to the IC it's called insurance fraud.
What's the employers motivation to tell the truth? If he doesn't get caught, he gets away with it. If he gets caught, he has to pay what he should have in the first place. I don't get it.
I foolishly thought that if I was honest and upfront about everything, (and I have been) all parties involved would do the same. The one thing I've learned from this is that the injured employee has fewer rights than the IC or the employer.
After reading many posts here, I see I'm not the exception, I'm the norm. Pretty sad really.