Yes, an injured worker may request an advance payment of compensation if they meet certain criteria as defined by the workers’ compensation law. Many insurance companies will routinely grant an advance request of up to $2,000.00. Advances in that amount or less do not require separate judicial approval. When the insurance company denies an injured worker’s request for an advance, a Motion for Advance can be filed before the Judge of Compensation Claims. If this should occur, we strongly suggest that you let us assist you.