Any employer who is not a sole proprietor may at some point in their career find that they need the services of a workers’ compensation defense attorney. Even employers who carry workers’ compensation insurance may need the assistance of an attorney to help them navigate fraudulent claims or claims for which they were not liable, but where the employee made an appeal to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board after having their claim denied. Uninsured and self-insured employers in southern California can also benefit from risk minimizing services offered by an expert workers’ compensation defense attorney in Los Angeles at Sacks & Zolonz, LLP.
Mitigating risks is a major part of any business endeavor. Risks exist for any kind of business, even sole proprietorships, but risks grow as a company grows—and the more employees you have, the more exponential your risks become. By seeking legal advice from a workers’ compensation defense attorney, you can become better informed about the legal risks your business may face—especially if you are uninsured or self-insured—and get counseling on how to minimize those risks before they blow up and become a major problem.
Some employees file workers’ compensation claims when they are not injured, or when they have inflicted an injury upon themselves in an effort to get benefits they are not legally entitled to. If this happens, it is important to get a workers’ compensation defense attorney on the case so they can investigate the claim and defend you and your business against fraudulent claims. Workers’ compensation fraud can lead to criminal charges, and your company should not have to suffer financial strain because of an employee trying to game the system.
When an employee’s claim for benefits is rejected by an employer, you can be compelled to pay out the benefits to which the employee is entitled even if you are uninsured. Our attorneys can help advocate for you at all levels.
We understand that some employers opt to carry no insurance in the hopes that their employees will not become injured on the job and try to file a claim for benefits, and that some employers do not carry insurance at all. We can help you get your business on the right track by offering legal guidance for uninsured employers with they are sued.
If you want to protect your business, contact Sacks & Zolonz, LLP to discuss your concerns with a workers compensation defense attorney in Los Angeles. We have offices throughout southern California and we specialize in protecting our clients’ best interests when it comes to workers’ compensation fraud, trials, and strategy. Our track record proves that we have what it takes to successfully defend employers facing legal issues related to workers’ compensation. Contact us today for a consultation.