If you have consistently had problems with late checks or non payment of medical treatment, that is a trend that is likely to continue. The remedy for this is the filing of a penalty petition. At KK&O, we keep insurance companies in check every day by filing these petitions so our clients are not deprived of their right to receive wage loss and medical care. If your checks have been coming consistently and you do not have a problem with your medical care, the likelihood or something happening to your check is slimmer. However, many people go away around the holidays including your claim's adjuster. If you know your adjuster is going away or if your check is late, notify your attorney so they can call the adjuster right away. Sometimes, it is simply a matter of your claim fell off the schedule for payment and a quick stroke of the computer key by the adjuster can fix this. At KK&O, we realize your workers' compensation check is the lifeline for your financial existence and we react right away if that lifeline is put in jeopardy. Have a Happy Holiday Season and let us know how we can help you.