Hot Topics Q&A
These are responses to questions taken from injured contractors, search requests, and more does dba insurance cover emotional harm?
AIG Claims Adjuster called before Congress?
Claims Adjusters Suing for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Does AIG hire private investigators?
Does AIG settle PTSD Claims?
why dont claims adjusters for workman’s comp like attorneys (this one’s from chicago 🙂 ?
We hope it’s because they are calling them on their bs.
My Lawyer is not returning my phone calls or emails. I do not know what is going on with my claim.
Your lawyer is either too busy to handle your case, has given up on your case, or is just a jerk.
Whatever the reason, if your lawyer has lost contact with you, you apparently have been abandoned and need a new lawyer.
Check out the DBA Clues page for clues your lawyer is NOT working in your best interest.
Samin Papa Claims manager for CNA?
Injured Contractor would like to talk to anyone who has had Samin Papa as CNA’s claim’s manager.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org re Samin Papa will be forwarded.
CNA settling DBA Claim
According the claimants we have heard from CNA very rarely “settles a claim”, they talk about it, they make offers, they make absurd offers, but they walk away from the table as a matter of rule. CNA talking settlement is more often another delaying tactic than it is a sincere settlement offer.
The longer they keep a claim going, the more the lawyers get paid, and the longer the insurance company keeps the cash in their accounts. The DoL never fines them for this abuse of the system so it works for them.
If CNA has something different to say about this they are welcome to chat it up here.
AIG writes bad checks
Thanks to Information for injured workers
A: Although this is fairly rare among most workers’ compensation insurance companies we have seen numerous instances of AIG issuing bad checks. This has occurred over a period of several years, so it isn’t just tied to their recent financial problems in 2008. The Industrial Commission should order AIG to repay all bank fees you may have incurred as well as a 10% late penalty. In our experience the Industrial Commission has required some repeated reminders on this topic, even though they are supposed to be looking out for injured workers.
Can CNA stop paying my disability checks for no reason?
Yes, CNA and AIG often stop paying injured contractors their only source of income for no ligitimate reason. They are supposed to file paperwork with the DoL within 14 days of the payment due date stating the reason why they are stopping. They often do not even bother filing. When they do file the DoL either approves every controversion or they do not look at them. You should receive a copy of this LS 207 from the DoL. While the controversion will often be overturned at a formal hearing the contractor may lose his home and family long before this happens.
Related Question: How will I feed my family and pay my bills?
Apparently AIG, CNA, and the Department of Labor do not give a damn.
Your children are of no concern.