As an employer, you no doubt respect and appreciate your employees and want them to have any and all benefits to which they are entitled, including benefits under your companyâ€™s workers compensation insurance coverage. Workers’ compensation costs are a burden on your bottom line, but they are also a necessary part of doing businessâ€”and one that is required by law in the state of California. However, as an employer, if it is your belief that your employeeâ€™s injuries were not your fault, then you have a right to defend yourself against the employeeâ€™s claim. A workers compensation defense attorney can help.
There are a number of reasons that an injured workerâ€™s claim may be indefensible. Some of the most common among them:
The role that worker’s compensation insurance plays in the California workplace cannot be overstated. Not only is it important to the employee, but it also protects the employer by providing compensation for injured employees that does not come straight out of the employerâ€™s pocket. Moreover, employers who do not provide this valuable insurance to their workers may face substantial civil penalties while opening themselves up to potential liability if a worker sustains a job-related injury and files a claim for damages. Still, invalid or fraud-based workerâ€™s comp claims drive up worker’s compensation insurance costs, and nobody benefits from that.
When it comes to defending your company against erroneous or even fraudulent workers compensation claims, reach out to an experienced Van Nuys workers compensation attorney with Sacks & Zolonz, LLP, right away. You can contact us for a consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-216-7778.