My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: New Jersey
Try to make this long story short as I can. I had a third party suit and a workers comp case. Was in accident in Jan 2006. Back and neck injury. Workers comp paid me and my medical bills until Feb. 2007. In Sept 2008 my third party suit settled for $450,000. W.C. settled a $150,000lein for $38,000. In May 2009 the W.C. carrier wanted to settle. Keep in mind my W.C. attorney told me I would have received $300,000 from W.C. if I didn't have the third party suit. Told me for two years I would get between $100,000 and $150,000 for total disability for back and neck injuries.
Day the case settles my W.C.lawyer dosen't show up, his partner a Social Security lawyer does. He meets with the W.C. lawyer and the judge,comes out and says W.C. put a $450,000 lein on my settlement. Two weeks later I go to court to sign the papers. The W.C. judge tells me she put the settlement together. W.C. dosen't have to pay me or my medical bills until 2015. And this is with me being Totally disabled. Yesterday I run into my Civil Suit lawyer. Asks me how W.C. went. When I tell him he goes crazy. Tells me its all wrong. The lein was paid, W.C.should be paying me. Question is, is he wrong or is my W.C. settlement wrong. So confused I can't even spell it right.