I was hurt at work in Sept of 2004 and had to get stitches. My manager drove me to hospital so I assumed everything was being done to ensure that workman's comp insurance is being provided, etc. A few weeks later I received a call from the hospital about the bill. I told the general manager that I had been contacted by the hospital and he said not to answer calls from them and not to worry about it. I was only 19 at the time so I just assumed it was being taken care of, like he said. Now I see that the account has gone to collections and is being reported on my credit report with a balance of $983 due.
I went to the Industrial Commision of Arizona's website and looked at the Employer Report of Injury and it said to fill it out and send it within 10 days. Obviously, they did not do that, as it is 4 years later and still not sent in. Is it stated in the law that employers MUST file injure reports with the industial reports within 10 days. I'm in the process of writing them a letter demanding a money order be made out to the hospital, addressed to me, so I can work on getting this off my credit report. However, I would like to cite to them that they were in violation, and possibly hint that I am persuing legal options, so that they don't ignore me. Any suggestions?