Houston, TX asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas

Q: If I pay my medical bill with my work insurance do I have to pay those medical bill back to my work insurance??

2 Lawyer Answers
Gregory S Baumgartner
Gregory S Baumgartner
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Most likely yes, but it will depend on the insurance you have for work. Most policies have subrogation rights requiring a person who collects money from a 3rd party from an accident to pay them back for the bills they paid for you. It depends on the specific policy paying your bills. Many of the health insurers will work with you in reducing the amount you need to payback. Personal injury lawyers generally handle this for their clients.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If you mean workers compensation, nearly all states say the workers compensation has a right to get paid back--the subrogation claim. You don't want to resolve an injury case without including them. However in general, if you do not get money for your health issues from another source, work insurances don't have anything to get paid back from. If you were hurt and have a claim against someone you should contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consultations.

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