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Workers’ Comp: Employer Responsibilities

Las Vegas Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Most states require employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance, but employer responsibility doesn’t stop there. In fact, your employer carries a number of important obligations to make sure that you receive proper payment for work-related injuries. If you suffered an on-the-job accident, contact a Las Vegas workers’ comp lawyer from Shook & Stone today. We have recovered over $500 million for past clients and are ready to help you get the money that you deserve for your injury.

What happens if my employer doesn’t have workers’ comp insurance?

If your employer is supposed to provide workers’ compensation insurance but does not have the necessary coverage, he / she may be subject to civil liability and criminal prosecution. This includes:

  • Employee Lawsuits
  • Personal Liability
  • Fines
  • Criminal Charges

Other Employer Duties

In addition to providing adequate coverage, your employer may be required to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Record and report workplace accidents
  • Provide emergency medical treatment for injuries
  • Post a written notice of workers’ comp coverage

Workers’ Compensation & Retaliation

In addition to financial coverage, workers’ compensation laws protect employees from suffering retaliation after an accident. In other words, the employer cannot discriminate against an employee because he /she suffered and on-the-job injury. If you believe that your employer discriminated against you because of an injury, our workers’ compensation attorneys can fight for your legal rights. If you believe that you were released from your job because of this discrimination (also called “retaliatory discharge), you may be able to seek compensation for missed wages and other damages.

Speak to a member of our legal team at your earliest convenience to learn more about your legal rights.