Transworld Systems, Inc. faces a proposed class action lawsuit filed over its alleged practice of sending medical bills to Florida workers’ comp claimants in violation of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act (FWCA). The suit further alleges the defendant has run afoul of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act (FCCPA) by communicating with certain alleged debtors even though such individuals were represented by attorneys.
The case states the plaintiff was involved in a work-related accident around August 2016 for which he filed a workers’ comp petition in February 2017. In January and February 2018, the suit continues, Transworld Systems allegedly mailed the plaintiff collection notices seeking a more than $2,000 balance to be paid in full. While the first two notices allegedly failed to clearly identify the plaintiff’s creditor, a third notice sent in March 2018 stated the man’s balance was owed to “Tenet FL Phys Hospitalists.”
The lawsuit slams Transworld Systems for allegedly failing to engage “in the simple process of” reviewing the Judge of Compensation Claims public website, where the company would have seen the plaintiff is a workers’ comp claimant.