How Soon Can I Get My Workers’ Compensation Money?
FAQ: How soon can I get my money?
Answered by Attorney Mitch Rice.
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If you’ve been seriously injured at work, your life has likely been greatly affected. For many, money from the workers’ compensation settlement or award cannot come soon enough. That’s why the workers’ compensation team at the Mann, Wyatt & Rice Midwest Injury Firm in Hutchinson, Kansas, is often asked, “How soon can I get my workers’ compensation money?”
According to one of our founding attorneys, Mitch Rice, there are two possible scenarios in regards to obtaining your money:
If a settlement is reached between you and the employer/ insurance company, then obtaining your money is typically fast and easy. “Once a settlement is reached, usually it takes two to three weeks to have a settlement hearing, which has to be before a judge who approves the settlement,” said Rice. “Then the settlement check is cut, it comes to our office and we can cut a check for your share.”
If the case goes to court and an award is determined, then the timeline to obtain your money is much lengthier. According to AllLaw.com, “If you won at trial, you should be prepared for a one to two-year appeal process to play out before you will see a check for the judgment.”
Contact Mann, Wyatt & Rice Workers’ Compensation Attorneys In Hutchinson
The Mann, Wyatt & Rice Midwest Injury Firm specifically handles workers’ compensation cases. We have more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience, and we’ve collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
We’ll sit down with you to discuss the facts and circumstances of your injury at absolutely no cost or obligation to you, and we work on contingency, which means there are absolutely no fees until a settlement or verdict is reached!
Request a free consultation with our team of Hutchinson workers’ compensation attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!