I have a couple of questions:
1. What happens if the insurance company takes longer than the 20 days (ordered by a judge) to pay my TTD benefits and allow medical treatment?
2. Are the 20 days calendar days or business days?
3. Does the 20 day limit start on the day they post the check or is it exactly 20 days after it is finalized and filed?
4. Why is this called and "award"? I am only asking for what I am due after giving the company I work for many years of my life and, being a top employee all those years and never being hurt. It's hardly an "award."
Here's more info in case you need it:
First off, I shoulder surgery last year for an on the job injury. It didn't get any better and my doctor recommended more surgery which was denied. My employer told me to go home until they contact me. My attorney filed a From 9.
I went to court earlier this month and my employer's insurance carrier's attorneys scheduled me for a doctor appointment AFTER the court date.The insurance company's main attorney wasn't even there, so the judge rescheduled my court date for a week later.
I went to their doctor and he agreed with the doctor who has treated me for over a year in that I need surgery.
I go to court the following week and my attorney and their attorneys worked out a deal (I assume they read their doctor's report and decided to start my benefits). The deal is: I get all my back TTD pay for the last 4 months, I get paid every week until I can go back to work and I get reasonable medical treatment.
Since everyone agreed on what I was getting, my attorney says they likely won't appeal it. They had ten days to appeal it and I haven't heard anything yet whether or not they appealed anything and it's been 16 days.
The judge ordered the insurance carrier to pay me and allow medical treatment within 20 days.