Legal Question in Workers Comp in Pennsylvania

I won my work comp case and have been receiving weekly payments since september 2009. I receive a check through the mail and every week there is some sort of delay. The question is can i request the insurance company send me a debit card or have them direct deposit my money or request a lump sum payment.

Asked on 2/02/10, 10:41 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Terrence Valko ERISA Disability Lawyer

You can be paid in the manner in which you received regular paychecks under Section 308. You cannot get a debit card from them. Direct Deposit is not a frequent practice but it should be.

Counsel would be happy to formulate a lump sum settlement request and initiate discussions with the Carrier.

Good Luck.


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Answered on 2/07/10, 1:54 pm

Richard Senker Senker Law Office

No. Some comp companies will "break your shoes" and always be late. You can file a penalty petition, but it's lots of trouble for not much gain.You need to be strong to out-last them. Your only alternative is to try to settle. Call if you want to discuss.

Richard Senker 610 279-1600.

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Answered on 2/07/10, 7:14 pm

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