Q: If I reopen my workman's comp case, will I stop receiving my settlement checks?
I settled my case while living in NJ. I now live in FL and have contacted my lawyer to reopen my case because my neck and back pain has gotten much worse. I did not receive my check this week. So I was wondering if they do not have to continue to pay me my settlement checks because I am trying to reopen the case.
A: You should ask this question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › New Jersey › Workers' Compensation, because it concerns a matter of New Jersey law, not Florida Law. It appears to me that, by moving to reopen the case, you are reneging on the settlement and they have every right to stop making payments. But why don't you ask your attorney?
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