Are you questioning whether your workers’ compensation checks are correct?
Time and again at Michael Burgis & Associates, we’ve seen people experience the shock and distress of finding out their workers’ compensation checks have been incorrect for some time. At this point, not only were these individuals injured while at work, but they’ve now lost significant amounts of money due to receiving less than their due compensation every month. Fortunately, you can do something to fix the situation.
Most of the time, what’s causing your incorrect workers’ compensation checks comes from clerical errors at the insurance company level.
Several things may cause these errors. Still, we often see that compensation for collected overtime, bonuses, commission, etc., is not included in your disability rate, pushing inaccurate wages. Furthermore, it’s common for the math to be wrong when individuals have more than one employer.
The first thing you should do is trust your gut. If something seems “off,” chances are it is. You deserve compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, loss of employment, and lost wages. Don’t avoid looking into this issue.
Start by double-checking the math yourself if you’re able. Look at the initial amount you were promised after your injuries and workers’ comp filing. Compare this to what you’re getting now. In certain situations, you were quoted the wrong amount in the first place, but this is usually communicated somehow.
If the amount still seems off, your next step is to contact your employer to rectify the situation with the insurance company or contact a lawyer who can help you double-check what’s due to you.
Suppose the insurance company has indeed been sending you incorrect checks. In that case, a lawyer can help you rectify the situation by expediting the correction process and ensuring that all payouts due to you are taken care of. Insurance companies are notoriously slow on processes like these, especially when left to their own devices.
Workers’ comp lawyers can do more than verify the accuracy of your check amounts. Hiring an attorney who specializes in this area of law can also assist you in recouping other benefits that you may not have been aware you were entitled to.
If you’re concerned your workers’ compensation checks may be consistently incorrect, we’d like to help. It’s critical to get the benefits you deserve from your injuries, and at Burgis & Associates, P.C., we can assist with the details. Since 2012, we’ve been representing injured workers by helping them navigate the often-complicated legal system that surrounds compensation.
Our professionals can help guide you through the system and make sure your workers’ compensation checks are correct. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.