UPDATE: May 3, 2016 it is funny how EACH TIME, we go to court, how suddenly the other lawyer can get a hold of the insurance company (his client) and the gal at the insurance company "cuts me a check"..... the judge was told of my dad being dead, and how i cannot come up with any money to buy a grave stone. he looked at the other lawyer and asked, what's the CONTINUED PROBLEM...??? the judge wanted to make a higher payment to my lawyer, then he reimburse me, but by law, he cannot share the money with a non lawyer. the judge told my lawyer to petition the state house to amend the comp laws for higher penalties especially in cases like mine, where i seemingly tend to "fall off" the pay list every so often..... my lawyer said that has been done in the past, but the insurance companies usually don't budge, as they have a larger lobbying force. so in the end, i WILL be getting my check, this week hopefully, with the penalty monies attached. on another note, the insurance company approved the MRI. hopefully that can be done with-in a week from now, as i see the doctor on the 16th of this month.