This was an accepted workers’ compensation claim, and the client was receiving weekly checks. However, those checks were coming in much lower than he anticipated. Upon review, we found that his employer was paying the client half in cash. The employer was only admitting to paying the client the portion not paid in cash, therefore the cash total was not taken into consideration when calculating his workers’ comp checks. We gathered supportive evidence including witness statements, initial notes from employer, and adjuster comments in the recorded statement that admitted to the higher weekly earnings. Once we established the correct compensation rate, we went to mediation and settled the case for more than twice what the insurance company originally offered.
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