Olney, MD asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Virginia

Q: I was injured at work & accepted an insurance settlement. My med bills are more than the settlement, can I do anything?

I was injured at work last year and was originally billed ~$5k, insurance gave me a settlement of ~$15k. I paid the $5k bill online and thought I was done but was then was sent an additional bill for $25k because I do not have health insurance and the $5k bill was only if I had health insurance. My employer does not offer health insurance. Is there anything I can do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Virginia attorney is best suited to advise here, but you await a response for three weeks. If you were not represented by a WC attorney, you could contact a Virginia workers' comp attorney to see if they would give you a free, or brief, initial consult to examine your WC file and the carrier's demand. You additionally posted under Personal Injury; if your matter involved a third-party injury claim and you have an attorney for that, discuss this (and any other possible demands/liens) with them as well. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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