Mifflinburg, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: C & R does not state anywhere the defense has paid Medicare over 30,000 in medical. how can I push to include on pag 1

I am expected to sign a C & R that does not include any amount paid to Medicare for the health costs for the direct result of assault. They take no responsibility for this. I understand they need to put this in somewhere on the C & R. They do not want to do this, they don't want Medicare or CMS having a reason to review this case? Why would they, they received the money from defense to cover the health expenses. When I sign this, what stops them from applying to medicare for refund, as I dont believe my proof of involvement with a violent client caused my hematoma, my doctors lame letter stating "Likely" from a hit to my head caused this., or the fact that my employer failed to save the video of the dates I declared I was punched, regardless knowing my work comp case was in three weeks. I feel I cannot sign this unless they remove medical out of the list they have not paid anything to date. (that is a lie)

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Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I believe I responded to you before. It is up to you. You can sign the agreement and take the risk in regard to the medical issues, or you can try to renegotiate the terms. If unable to renegotiate the terms, you can move forward to decision and take the risk that you will lose. I would suggest that you talk with your lawyer about your concerns. If you do not trust your lawyer, you can replace him/her.

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