Q: Can workers comp demand I reimburse them for my medical expenses and lost wages?
I was injured on the job in November of 2017 in a car accident. The other driver was at fault, and I received their $25,000 bodily injury coverage for the accident due to the severity of my injuries and closed the case in April of 2018. The workers comp did not begin providing me lost wages or any other medical benefits until January of 2018, they also did not pay my hospital bill until after the case with the at fault drivers insurance company settled. They’ve placed a lien on my settlement from the insurance company, demanding I reimburse them $22,000 in medical and $9,000 in indemnity for lost wages. They haven’t even paid me that much in lost wages, and they actually owe me nearly $8,000 in lost wages they’re not giving me. Under what laws is this legal? I do have a firm working on the case, but it appears I only get legal assistants doing the work and giving me odd answers instead of the lawyers so I was hoping to get answers here.
Wait time to talk to my attorney is 5 months.
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