My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: New Jersey
Hi all! Here is a bit of background: I have recently returned to work after a 3 month medical leave for an on-the-job injury. While on leave, I was receiving payments from my company's workers comp insurance company. They were very slow(I would get a payment a month). Regular payments started coming just before I was scheduled to return to work. According to my claim adjuster, I was not entitled to the payments I received after returning to work but I was due to receive a lump payment to cover an underpay for the time I was out.I was told I would receive that underpayment less the unauthorized payments and would get a call when this was settled. The adjuster has not gotten back to me in over a week, despite phone calls and emails, to explain when or how much I should expect. I have also started receiving bills from my medical benefits company that require a large payment of almost $700 in 2 weeks to cover the time I was out of work. I work in a retail position at a small store and am a single parent. The time away from work and inefficient practices by the insurance company have caused a major financial burden. I also have not, and may not, recovered full function in my injured hand. I tried to avoid getting a lawyer, but see no way around it. Is it too late to do so? Would it be worth it now? Thanks in advance for any responses!