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Hello. My name is ***** ***** (not the same person as the moderator you communicated with earlier). I am an attorney and am happy to help you understand the award. Your employer is the defendant in this action for workers' compensation related to your on-the-job injury. From what you described, I assume that there is an amount of money that has been awarded to you to compensate you for this injury the resulting partial disability. In such a case, your employer is required to provide that payment(s) to you. If that payment is made within 25 days from the date on the award, then the employer owes just what the awarded amount is without any accrued interest (your award may show an amount so far of interest but your employer will not be required to pay that interest if payment for the rest of the award is made within 25 days). If, however, the employer pays after that 25 days, then any interest accrued on the award amount and possibly an additional penalty will also be owed by your employer. This language is intended as an incentive to encourage prompt payment of the award.
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