The Importance of Knowing Workers Compensation Laws
One thing that Click To Lawyer’s workers compensation attorneys in Orange County
try to do is to shed light on the laws that clients often don’t know about. It is
imperative that workers know the basics of certain laws and how it affects them on
a day-to-day basis.
The state of California requires that employers have workers compensation
insurance for each and every one of their employees. Even if they only have one
employee they must have this specific type of insurance. One thing you may not
know but should is that employers are not allowed to ask employees to help pay for
the cost of an insurance premium, it is his or her sole responsibility as a business
owner. They also must post a notice to all employees in some apparent place in the
work environment. Disregarding this portion of the law is a misdemeanor offense
that could result in $7,000 worth of fines.
But what are the laws employers have to follow after you have been injured in an
accident? Your boss may be responsible for covering some of your medical costs,
which is why they have workers compensation insurance. If they don’t they are
committing a misdemeanor and can be fined up to $10,000 in addition to serving jail
time. The state may also choose to take matters, which could cost an additional
Whether your employer has or doesn’t have worker’s compensation insurance it is
very important that if and when you get injured on the job you seek out the advice
and counsel of a workers compensation attorney. If you live in or around the Orange
County area there’s no better firm to visit than Click To Lawyers. Schedule a free
consultation to talk about your case and decide what to do next.