You may be able to start receiving benefits almost immediately or you might have to file a claim and argue for benefits which could take 12 to 16 weeks. Under the law, once an Insurer receives notice of your disabling work injury, the Insurer then has 14 days to either start paying you weekly disability benefits or to deny your claim.
If the Insurer denies your claim for disability benefits, it could take 3-4 weeks before a scheduled conciliation with the Insurer. At the conciliation, the parties disclose the basic facts of the case (who, what and where). It is possible that the parties agree to begin payments. If the parties do not agree, the case will then be sent to a Judge to decide. This process will take an additional 8-10 weeks.