Worker’s compensation – Do I need to pay workers' compensation premiums?
In the State of Florida, employers are required by law to carry worker’s compensation insurance.
Employers are required to carry this insurance to cover the financial and medical risks that their workplaces may carry for their employees. It is not the responsibility of the employee to insure themselves against workplace related accidents or injuries.
It is the responsibility of your employer to pay for their worker’s compensation insurance. They cannot legally pass these costs onto their employees. Should your employer attempt to force you to pay worker’s compensation insurance premiums, you must contact a worker’s compensation attorney immediately.
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If you were injured on the job, notify your employer as soon as possible and contact The Hoffman Firm within 30 days of the incident to discuss your case. Your employer or the insurance company should notify you of your rights and provide treatment through a workers’ compensation physician.
Make sure you keep track of any and all documentation you receive during this time. You should document when the accident happened, the type of injury you suffered, who you notified at your place of employment, and when the notification was made.
If you or a family member were injured at work, contact The Hoffman Firm today. Please do not hesitate to call us and schedule a free consultation. There are NO FEES or COSTS unless you win. What are you waiting for? Call us at (305) 940-2307 today for FREE consultation.
Evan A. Hoffman
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