Q: Got injured at work, accepted and insurance settlement and paid initial bill. Received additional bills, what can I do?
I got injured last year at work (bit by a rabid cat) and received a ~$15k settlement from the customers insurance company. The original bill I received from the hospital was for ~$5k, which I paid. I just got another bill for an additional ~$25k because I do not have health insurance and my employer does not offer it. Apparently the $5k bill was based on me having insurance, once I paid the bill they realized I had none and sent the additional bill. Is there anything I can do? Can I renegotiate my settlement after acceptance or file an additional claim? Should I tell my employer?
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