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Being sued - dn4192 - 09-15-2010 03:32 PM
My sister broke her ankle while entering her workplace back in Feb and had to go to the hospital for surgery and a few day stay. Well the other day she got a letter that the hospital is sueing her employer for non payment of the bill via workman's comp. My question is can they also go after my sister? What should my sister do if anything?
RE: Being sued - kate - 09-15-2010 03:45 PM
RE: Being sued - dn4192 - 09-15-2010 03:50 PM
kate Wrote:What state?
RE: Being sued - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 09-15-2010 04:07 PM
The letter is not being addressed to your sister, because it's her employer Insurance that needs to pay up.
In fact, your sister should not even worry at this time, as it's her employers problem now.
She is okay for now.
RE: Being sued - dn4192 - 09-15-2010 04:56 PM
Bad Boy Bad Boy Wrote:The letter is not being addressed to your sister, because it's her employer Insurance that needs to pay up.
"For now? What might happen? Also she has to go back in for more surgery on the ankle in Feb, could this impact it being done? What if the employer refuses to pay as they say it's more then it should be. They are also saying that my sister should be responsible for a portion of the bill.
RE: Being sued - 1171 - 09-15-2010 08:42 PM
workers comp is solely responsible; employees in indiana do not have to pay for any of their care under workers compensation.
the comp court will handle the dispute between the hospital and the carrier.
RE: Being sued - dn4192 - 09-16-2010 09:59 AM
1171 Wrote:workers comp is solely responsible; employees in indiana do not have to pay for any of their care under workers compensation.
does my sister have to do anything? What about the portion of the bill her employer is saying she must pay?
RE: Being sued - kate - 09-16-2010 10:31 AM
From IL website:
If the employer does not dispute a medical bill, it will pay the medical provider directly. The worker is not required to pay co-payments or deductibles.
If the employer disputes a bill, it must promptly give the worker a written explanation for its refusal.
While a case is pending at the Commission, the provider cannot try to collect payment from the employee once the employee notifies the provider that he or she has filed a claim with the Commission to resolve this dispute.
The provider may send the employee reminders of the outstanding bill, and ask for information about the case (e.g., case number, status of case). If the employee does not provide the information within 90 days of the date of the reminder, the provider may resume its efforts to collect payment.
RE: Being sued - 1171 - 09-16-2010 11:05 AM
"Employees who are injured by accident arising out of and in the course of employment are entitled to reasonable and necessary medical treatment, rendered free of charge to the employee.
However, if the employee files an application for benefits with the Board, medical providers are to refrain from attempting to collect payment from the employee until it is determined who is liable for payment. "
RE: Being sued - admin - 09-16-2010 11:11 AM
Excuse the interruption - Congratulations 1171. That post was number 4,000 for you on this board. Thanks for all of your continued assistance. It does not go unnoticed!