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Where Is My Indemnity Check?


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6/20/2014
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It’s been over two months since you fell and broke your tailbone while working at L’Auberge. You’ve filed your 1007 form, filled out all the paperwork, and sent your boss copies of CHRISTUS’ medical reports. Now, as the bills start to pile up, all you can do is wait for your indemnity benefits, or lost wages benefits to kick in.

But how long should the process really take for you to get your first check?

Indemnity Payment Process

You should receive a letter of notification in the mail from your employer or his insurance company letting you know when your benefits have been determined, adjusted, and approved. This letter will also tell you how often payments will be distributed (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly). Once receiving this notification, you should then receive your first benefit check within a few weeks, depending on how you opted to have it delivered.

Delivery Options

In this day and age, “snail mail” is no longer the only option to receive important documents such as checks. There are actually three different ways that you and your employer can choose to have your indemnity check delivered: U.S. Mail, Direct Deposit, and Pick-Up.

  • U.S. Mail may take up to three to five business days to be delivered after issuance (depending on where you live) and has the possibility of being lost, stolen, or misplaced.
  • Direct deposit is by far the fastest and easiest way to receive your compensation—especially if you already have direct deposit set up through your employer for regular paychecks—and may only take a day after issuance to reflect in your account, depending on your bank’s turn around.
  • Pick-up – Some employers may require you to physically come and pick up your check from the claims office in order for them to have direct contact with you on a regular basis. This can be a way to physically assess your physical condition

 

No matter how you plan to receive your benefits, make sure the amount is what you’re entitled to by letting our experienced workers' compensation attorneys handle your claim. Our vast knowledge of workers’ compensation cases will not only get you the best settlement available, but it’ll provide you with the confidence and comfort that comes with knowing you’re getting the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. You won’t regret it!

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