Louisiana Residents who are injured on their job need to know this important information. There seems to be a correlation of problems when your employer in cash, does not give you a printed check stub and tells you he will pay your worker's compensation or car accident claim when it happened on the job. Usually these are red flags for someone to know that the employer isn't paying workers' comp insurance, is not paying payroll taxes, and is trying to cover up something.
Schwartz Law firm sees this all the time when clients come in-only to find out there is no insurance company to back the employer up, and there is no unemployment or payroll taxes that are being covered by the employer. This is serious and employers can be fined up to $10,000 for not having workers' comp insurance, and there are may penalties for not paying unemployment and payroll taxes. Normally, someone who is hurt and there is no workers' comp insurance will likely have to take a judgment against the employer. Do not be afraid of this. Lots of people are apprehensive to contact lawyers when there's no worker's compensation insurance involved. However, it is necessary that you do what is needed to protectyourself. If you have any questions about this call the Schwartz Law Firm today In Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Metairie!