"Bad faith" in a workers comp case usually refers to the workers comp insurance company not adjusting the claim in good faith, in other words acting in bad faith towards the claimant in handling the claim. It is a claim brought by the claimant against the insurance company.
If you eligible for Medicare or SSDI and your settlement is above $25,000, Mediare has laws saying that any payment for future medical bills for a workers comp injury must be paid into a Medicare Set Aside trust and not paid to the claimant directly in a settlement. Other money that is not for...Read more »
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