Fraudulent Employer Behavior
When the economy grows, more service and construction jobs become available, but that does not mean employers will look out for their employees during good economic times. Instead, many employers, even while making large profits, further increase profits by committing workers' compensation fraud by underpaying workers' compensation insurance premiums or by refusing to pay workers' compensation benefits to injured workers. This article shows an example of contractors in the greater Nashville area who actually failed to provide workers' compensation coverage for their workers by falsifying payroll records.
Unfortunately, this kind of employer behavior is widespread around the country. Even when the economy is thriving, many employers realize they can increase profits by underpaying wages and refusing to pay overtime. Often, employees are not even aware their rights are being violated by their employers. Also, after a workers' compensation accident occurs, many employers and insurance companies will actively fight against workers who make valid claims through the appropriate avenues within the workers’ compensation insurance system.
Work accidents create serious financial hardship for injured workers. Navigating the workers’ compensation system is tricky, and often overwhelming.
Having an experienced and knowledgeable advocate to help you protect your rights often makes all the difference for an injured worker.
If you have been involved in a workplace accident , in order to better understand and protect your rights, contact the seasoned attorneys at Lancaster and Eure, who will aggressively fight to make sure you receive the benefits you deserve. Each attorney gives every client unique and personal attention. Call us for a free consultation (941) 365-7575, or feel free to contact us online.