Your daily Letter to the Columnist — Nov. 25, 2013
Note from Dan: Here’s an update from Cathy Hockman, mother of a young man who was injured on the job and who’s been through the wringer with workers compensation. That was detailed in her earlier letter, here.
I wanted to touch base with you and share a crazy little story not included in this most current letter to the [Virginia Workers Compensation] Commission (attached).
Anyway, 4 days after you published my letter [Sept. 20, 2013], the insurance carrier finally issued checks that they owed originating since February/March of 2013. Hmmm.
As you know in my letter, I accused them of “fluffing” the bills and outright insurance fraud. Strangely 2 of the 4 checks that arrived were written for more than 3 times what they owed Justin.
What do you think? I know they were testing us as to whether we would cash them and then they would accuse us of fraud. They have never made a mistake or been generous in any way!
We took them to Justin’s stunned attorney who returned them immediately. Justin didn’t receive the corrected checks for another 2 months. They issued them 2 days after they went into the minuscule penalty phase, touche.
They were looking for a fight and to nail us. Because they didn’t get us, the retaliation against Justin and his current much needed surgery has been huge . . . just read.
Thanks Dan for what you do to expose injustices!