Complaint / review text:
On January 28,2007 I was injured at work and could not return to work. For 2 1/2 weeks i recieved medical treatment for my back injury. Then all of a sudden GALLAGHER BASSETT stopped all medical and worker compensation.
They said since i had a back operation back in 1998 that the injury was because of that and not due to the injury i recieved at work. Well since my back operation in 1998 i have resumed working in law enforcement, auto mechanics and wharehouse work without missing a day of work and no back problems.
I had to get a lawyer and take it to workers compensation court here in maryland. Gallagher Bassett sent me to thier INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EVALUATOR and he even agreed with me. All the medical test i have gone through agreed with my getting injured in january 2007.
We went to court and for some reason the Gallagher Bassett lawyers wanted to settle out of court... Ok so my lawyer talked and decided it was a good settlement. They agreed to pay all back pay they owed me and cover me medically, also pay me weekly workers comp pay...
Well i have recieved all back pay but for some reason they have decided not to pay the workers comp pay since may 16,2007... It is now july 5,2007 and counting.
DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT settle out of court with Gallagher Bassett... They can not be trusted! Now my lawyers are filing to go back to court because of this... The penalty Gallagher Bassett will have to pay is $1,000 a day since may 16... I hope the bastards get hammered!!!
They do not know how to honor thier court ordered Settlement they have agreed upon. When we go back to court we will not settle out of court and i will fight for what is rightfully is mine... Meanwhile i cannot work and bills are stacking up, rent is due and soon i will face eviction all because of Gallagher bassett.
This Company has giving me nothing but a hard time and in the end i hope they get screwed bigtime... Eat crap and Die Gallagher Bassett...
Oh and the lady claim adjuster goes by the name of Char Harris... Wicked Witch of Maryland should be her title.