Ca. Workers' Comp. Quarterly 2021, Vol. 34, No. 3
- Cumulative Index
- In This Issue
- Is It a Good Mediated Settlement If Everyone Goes Away Unhappy? No!
- PTP Medical-Legal Reports: Pay Now, or Pay a Lot More Later
- To Elect or Not to Elect—That Is the Question!
- Vetoed: Apportionment Reform Efforts Fail Once Again
- View from the Incoming Chair
- Workers' Compensation Section 2022-2023 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ROSTER
- A Tale of One Applicant's Claim Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices
A Tale of One Applicant’s Claim Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices
YOUSSEF H. HAMMOUD, ESQ.
JOSEPH E. RICHARDS, ESQ.
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA
Picture this #1: Applicant walks into the office of her attorney with a handful of bills for an ambulance ride and various medical treatments, as well as a letter from a collection agency. Applicant is afraid her credit score has been or will be negatively impacted due to loss of work from her work injury and the continuous collection attempts. Applicant is confused and scared because even though the workers’ compensation insurance carrier has admitted liability and her attorney told her she isn’t responsible for the medical bills, she is still getting collection letters and collection calls.