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    My wife was injured on the job 4 years ago and her case has been in progress just about the same length of time.

    The workers comp attorney informed her several weeks ago a settlement had been reached which she agreed upon and supposedly the check was due a few days. thereafter. Well, after nearly 2 months no check. She called her attorney and he said that the representing attorney for AAFES (Army Air Force Exchange Services) had unproductive workers in the claims office and that was the cause for delay in mailing out the check.

    AAFES attorney was given 2 weeks to have the check out or else we would go to court. This doesn't sound kosher at all on both sides.

    How should she proceed and what word, phrase or language can she use so that whomever is lagging will get the message that one or both could be in deep kimchee.

    Thanks

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    Re: No Workers Comp Settlement Check Yet

    I wish to inform you that your wife may send a letter in writing to her attorney with a copy to the attorney representing AAFES intimating that as per agreement she has not received her check due within two weeks even after two months. If AAFES does not resolve the matter then she may file a lawsuit. She may claim damages, interest and costs. The burden of proof in the court will be on her to prove her claims. The court will consider all the facts and decide the matter.

    AFF

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    • #3
      Re: No Workers Comp Settlement Check Yet

      If you do not receive payment within the agreed-upon deadline, you may file for a hearing in civil court to enforce the settlement.

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      • #4
        Re: No Workers Comp Settlement Check Yet

        Originally posted by Nicholas82555 View Post
        My wife was injured on the job 4 years ago and her case has been in progress just about the same length of time.

        The workers comp attorney informed her several weeks ago a settlement had been reached which she agreed upon and supposedly the check was due a few days. thereafter. Well, after nearly 2 months no check. She called her attorney and he said that the representing attorney for AAFES (Army Air Force Exchange Services) had unproductive workers in the claims office and that was the cause for delay in mailing out the check.

        AAFES attorney was given 2 weeks to have the check out or else we would go to court. This doesn't sound kosher at all on both sides.

        How should she proceed and what word, phrase or language can she use so that whomever is lagging will get the message that one or both could be in deep kimchee.

        Thanks
        Since she is represented by an attorney, it is the attorney's job to make the contacts with the AAFES lawyer and no one else. You say they were given a 2-week deadline or else court action will be instituted. That is the option her lawyer has and presumably he will follow through.

        She needs to keep in touch with her lawyer to assure he keeps bugging the agency until the money comes through.

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        • #5
          Re: No Workers Comp Settlement Check Yet

          Friend in Court: True...that was exactly his reply to her. Let me have her to call him this a.m.

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