How can I find out if someone received a settlement from Workmen's Compensation Insurance?

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Someone near and dear to me got injured at work and had a very hard time financially. I loaned this person several thousand dollars with the promise that I would be repaid after they got on their feet or received a settlement. The person told me they were awarded a settlement but had not been paid. Since then about 50 days have passed. I feel this person is giving me the runaround especially since I found out that this person mad some very extensive purchases in excess of $20,000. I believe that this person has been paid.

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