Whether you work for a small business or a large firm, there are a number of hurdles you may have to overcome. For example, you may decide to take legal action against your employer over allegations of discrimination or you may find yourself in the middle of a contract dispute. However, if you are facing problems because of a work injury, the consequences can be particularly damaging. In San Bernardino, and other cities around California, these charges can lead to significant financial penalties that may spell disaster for you. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we understand the high level of stress that workers in this position often struggle with.
Employees are hurt at work in a myriad of ways. From a construction worker falling off of a ladder to an employee slipping in the office, a variety of jobsite accidents take place across the country on a daily basis. Unfortunately, these accidents sometimes result in costly medical expenses and debilitating injuries, which is why employers are required to provide staff with workers’ comp coverage. However, some fail to offer workers’ comp for a variety of reasons, such as letting coverage lapse or simply not realizing they were required to have workers’ comp. In some cases, employers may not be able to pay for workers’ comp benefits.
If your employer failed to offer workers’ comp when they were required to and you were hurt while working, it is essential to figure out the smartest course of action. On our workers’ compensation page, you will find more resources related to workers’ comp insurance.