Almost every injured accident victim is relieved to finally reach the end of their case and receive compensation for their injuries. A personal injury case can be long, grueling and traumatic as the injured person has to relive the crash over and over again. However, many victims are surprised to learn that their medical providers and health insurance company may be entitled to a chunk of their settlement funds.
Under Massachusetts law, a medical lien is a claim asserted by an insurance company or healthcare provider for services rendered to the injured following a car accident. The law states that both of these healthcare entities may have a lien against any third party proceeds recovered by the victim. This includes insurance funds paid as part of a personal injury settlement.