Insurance carrier paid and a lien for other ins company used. I signed the contract with commissioner and other party signed now they changed mind and asking me to pay the doctor visits prior( two years monthly ) worth. I don't understand how can they change minds and delay payment. ??? I think maybe a mistake was made ?
I am not quite sure what you are asking. If your health insurance paid some of your medical bills realted to the work injury, then they may be entitled to get their money back if they properly assert their rights. If you make a settlement, then they may be entitled to get their money back out of the settlement.
If your settlement has already been approved, then you have a problem. While it may be possible to re-open a settlement, there is no absolute right to do so. You would have to show there was a mutual mistake as to some fact. It is up to a Commissioner as to whether the settlement can be re-opened.
You should consult an attorney and show them all the applicable paperwork,
This answer is for general information only and is not intended as legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. For legal advice specific to your case you should schedule an appointment with an attorney.
Best thing you can do would be to show all of the paperwork to a local workers' compensation attorney who can then understand what is happening and best advise you.
The answer to this question is very fact specific, and one would need to review the settlement documents and learn the position of the other side, to best advise you. Ask your attorney if you have one, or you can search for a workers compensation attorney on this site, by clicking the "Find a Lawyer" tab at the top of this page and then searching for a workers compensation attorney in your city and state. Best of luck to you.
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It is impossible to know why the Respondents "changed their minds" without more information. In general they would not be allowed to change the terms of the settlement document once they sent it out and you signed it unless they discovered some additional unanticipated information such as you had received welfare or if some of the bills were paid by Medicare. It certainly sounds like you need an attorney who understands these issues and can advocate on your behalf against the Respondents.
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