Florence, SC asked in Workers' Compensation for South Carolina

Q: My workers comp checks are coming in late and not on the days I usually get paid. What can I do about this?

Broke finger and tore tendon that required surgery. I being out of work since Sep 13(Doctors orders) I was told my checks should arrive on the same day as my usual payroll but it has not been the case....currently going on almost 2 weeks since I received my last check.

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Ilene Stacey King
Ilene Stacey King
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: There is no requirement that the check arrive on the same day as usual payroll and, although workers comp checks are supposed to be paid on a regular basis, there are many reasons why checks can get behind. Once payment starts, checks usually are processed on the same day of the week thereafter, but that date can change, and, there is also some leeway as to what constitutes on time vs. late payment. Checks are sometimes delayed for more or less legitimate reasons, such as pending receipt of the doctor's report or written work status. Holidays can delay the check as well. If you have a lawyer, your lawyer can speak with the adjuster and find out why your check is late and determine what action to take. If you are unrepresented, you would need to speak to the adjuster. If the situation isn't resolved, a hearing could be requested at the SC Workers Compensation Commission.

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