My son was a pizza delivery guy for Dominoes pizza. He was attacked. He was sent to the emergency room. Dominoes refuses to pay the medical bill. Now it is on my son's credit report. What can we do? I had a Texas lawyer send a letter to Dominoes but nothing happened. It is over a year ago now. Any advise?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Oklahoma
Sent a letter to Dominoes from a Texas lawyer. Maybe if it was from an Oklahoma lawyer it would have made a difference. I thought workmens comp should have taken care of it.
Hello and welcome,Did your son file a worker's comp claim with his employer?Do you know on what legal basis the attorney demanded payment from the employer?
He does not remember He said he filled out everything he was suppose to at the hospital.The lawyer threatened to take action if the bills were not paid. That is what my son told me. I did not see the letter.
I see.This SHOULD involve a worker's comp claim and the employer should pay for the medical expenses because it was a work-related injury that occurred in the scope of your son's employment.He really needs to retain a local worker's comp attorney to review what was filed with the employer and appeal the employer's decision not to pay the medical expenses if a claim has been filed.If a claim has not been filed, the attorney will need to determine whether or not it is too late to file one. If the employer took steps to prevent your son from filing a claim or is otherwise at fault, there may still be time to file a worker's comp claim.WC attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis so there should be no fee unless they prevail on your son's behalf.Here is a link to the state bar's attorney referral service:http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Lawyer_Referral_Service_LRIS_
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