My workers compensatiojn claim was made in the State of: Arizona
my claim was denied because my boss said that i didn't report my injury right away.(i reported it the next day because it didn't hurt until i got home) and my boss said when i reported my injury all i was concerned about was "when will my disability checks arrive". he said my statements were inconsistent. i recorded my meeting with my boss wasn't acting like he was taking my back injury seriously.
i filed an appeal with the state and served my employer with an interrorgatory which he refused to answer. The interrorgatory focused on everything said in the meeting as well as my interest in disability checks.
two weeks ago i sent my employer and the court an audio recording of themeeting which shows i never inquired about disability checks but i did ask about sick pay while i was out. the recording paints my employer as a liar.
now after being denied the insurance company wants to settle.
my medical bills were $2200 and the insurance company wants to settle for $1850 with me signing a nondisclosure.
i was out of work for 10 days and got no workmans comp pay.
should i settle or keep my court date which is in two weeks. am i not entitled to workmans comp pay and is it normal for an insurance company to act like this? should i counter offer.
any ideas as to how to proceed?
Thankyou in advance for everyone's input