Q: I got a paper stating "letter of appearance" does this mean I'm being sued? I've never been in any kind of trouble..
It is from my workmans comp insurance.. I missed an appointment but I have been in regular contact with them throughout everything. I had a mandatory appointment today that I DID attend. All workmans comp checks I received I had permission from my representative to cash them. I returned to light duty work and notified them of it in wich they lowered my workmans comp pay as normal and as i expected. Could they just have hired a attorney to make sure I attend my appointments and make sure I do as I'm suppose to kind of like companies hire collection agency's to get money owed? I've never been in any trouble. I have not gotten anything from a court or sherrifs office. I received the entry of appearance about two weeks ago. Please help and tell me I'm not being sued as long as I'm doing what I'm suppose to. Thank you
A: Without looking at the letter I cannot say for certain, but I think that this is only a formal sounding letter from the insurance company to encourage you to attend the next meeting (which I highly recommend that you attend). It does not sound like this is a court summons, but if you miss another meeting your benefits may be withheld or other negative consequences may occur. From the sounds of it you are not in trouble.
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