Q: Hello I'm a client at this law firm and I got into a bike accident almost 3 months have not recieved any paid wages?
Well I wanna know does it take this long for you recieve paid wages I gave my work info they got the disability certificate from doctor I've been out of work since Nov 8 2021 this is very stressfull.
A: I'm sorry for your ordeal with obtaining lost wages. This is something only your attorney could advise on if they've been handling the application for your benefits under N.Y. No-Fault law. Some general reasons for delays could include verifying employment, wages, and time missed from work as a result of the accident. Additionally, the type of employment could impact the speed of processing a claim. If the employment is straightforward with paystubs, that could help move the process along. If there are elements of self-employment or other factors where the insurance carrier wants to see tax records, that could take longer. But these are only generalities. Your attorney would be in the best position to know the progress of the claim. Good luck
Jonathan R. Ratchik agrees with this answer
A: I'm sorry you are dealing with this frustrating situation. Was the bike crash with a car? If so, No Fault insurance would be required to cover your lost wages. There are many reasons it could be taking this long, but generally it should not. In my experience, it is usually the insurance company being difficult. However, the only way to know the answer in your particular case is to find out from your lawyer. No Fault is required to put denials in writing, so there should be some evidence of why there is a delay. If it is NOT a crash with a car, then I'd need more information to offer any advice. I hope you are able to to resolve this problem.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
As my colleagues correctly advised, best to speak with your attorney about why you haven't yet received your lost wages. Unfortunately, insurance companies are notoriously slow in paying claimants lost wages. It is possible that the insurance carrier is still waiting to receive the verification of employment and salary from your, i.e. the Employer's Wage Verification Report. A disability certificate, without more, is not enough.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
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