Inwood, WV asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland

Q: Is it legal for hospital to turn bills over to collections in MD when claim has been awarded?

Correctional officer on cert trip, injured by inmate, seen at hospital local to that institution, 100 miles from home. Claim filed. Multiple threatening letters received and today’s says the bill goes to collections on Wednesday. Injury was the week of Thanksgiving. Wages have not been paid either but attorney said claim was awarded.

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Reach out to your attorney to discuss this issue. Occasionally the letters will stop and the collections action will stop with a quick phone call. The bill should be paid by the workers comp insurance company and if they are not willing to pay a hearing should be requested.

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