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how many appeals are insurance companies allowed

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My husband died while at work from over- exhaustion. I filed for workman's comp because his death was work related and the court ruled in my favor. The workman's comp ins company then took the case to the appeals court. The appeals court ruled in my favor also. How much longer can the insurance company put off paying?



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Most states, and the Federal system, have at least 2 possible levels of appeal in court matters.

A decision is first renedered in the trial court (in the Federal System it is known as the District Court athough in the states the trial court goes by varoius names such as the Superior Court (CA), County Court, District Court or even the Supreme Court (NY).

Then it goes to an appeals court, called the Court of Appeals in the Federal System and many other states or the Appellate Division in NY.

Then it can go to the US Supreme Court in the Federal System or the highest Appeals Court in the state, usually the State Supreme Court (called the Court of Appeals in NY). If it comes from the state court and there is a Federal issue involved, it can also go to the US Supreme Court.

What may make your case harder is that it may have started in an administrative agency (such as the Worker's Compensation Board) and the states often have many separate paths for such appeals, such as within the agency to an agency appeals court first and then to the regular courts.

As your lawyer and read Appeals in FreeAdvice.com.

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