Question by murdoch22: How can i get my old employer to pay my worker’s compensation?
I was injured while on the job at the last company i worked for, and they haven’t paid the hospital bill. They won’t return my calls, and since they’re in Virginia and i’m now in Colorado, i’ll have difficulty consulting with either a Worker’s Compensation mediator or a lawyer. It’s not a large bill, but i don’t think i would be any better off if i paid it and then tried to get the company to reimburse me. It’s happened to me before, with a much larger hospital bill, and i’m only now working on collecting the money, four years later. Is there any way i can persuade them to pay it, without having to hire a lawyer or go through the tedium of the WCA?
Answer by anoldmick
No, there isn’t. Either go through WCA or a lawyer or pay the bill. You fail to pay and it will adversely affect your credit rating and even your chances of landing a job – or moving to a better one than what you’re doing now.
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