My husband was injured at work and it took his manager 2 months to file for workers comp. She also recorded over the video of the incident. The company hasn't been cooperative at all (i.e. not returning phone calls, sending time sensitive messages about his claim to his work email even though he had no access). His WC company has asked him to see a doctor of their choosing. And today we received a certified letter stating "The WC pay adjustments to recover the double payments received by his company and WC company were not able to be completed since you began your Unpaid Leave of Absense on certain date. The gross amount remaining to be paid to his company is $XXX.
IS there anything that can be done about the lack of promptness in filing the claim? I know the state of VA says 7 days to file, but what happens if they don't file in 7 days? And what about recording over the tape? Also, what should he expect from the WC doctor? Should we contact a lawyer before going? And what does this new letter about double payment mean?