How Long Will it Take to Receive My Lump Sum Settlement Check?

In Massachusetts, if an injured worker settles his or her workers’ compensation claim by way of a lump sum settlement, they usually want to know how long it will take to receive their check. Generally, the injured worker should receive their lump sum settlement within fourteen (14) days of the workers’ compensation insurance company’s receipt of the approved lump sum agreement.

This general rule comes from Section 8 of the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act (M.G.L. c. 152), which states in part: “Any failure of an insurer to make all payments due an employee under the terms of an…approved lump sum agreement… within fourteen days of the insurer’s receipt of such document, shall result in a penalty…” This means that the workers’ compensation insurer must issue the lump sum settlement check to the injured worker within 14 days from when they receive the approved lump sum agreement, or they will incur a penalty.

Do You Have Questions After Being Injured On The Job in Massachusetts?

Attorney Charles S. Pappas of the Framingham personal injury law firm of Mahaney & Pappas, LLP  has helped injured workers across Massachusetts get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve.  Attorney Pappas’ experience and knowledge of the law provides injured employees with an advantage in workers’ compensation cases.  

If you are hurt on the job and are not sure what to do or have questions about your situation, feel free to call us at (508) 879-3500 or contact us online to get the answers you need.