Non-Compliant Employer Defense Lawyer
In Ohio, every employer is required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for its employees. Not doing so can result in criminal prosecution. The company’s owners and executives can find themselves subject to large fines, in addition to major business and civil risks.
When an employer is uninsured for workers’ compensation, it only takes one adverse disability claim to bring an employee lawsuit, find the owners prosecuted, or even dismantle the entire business. LLP provides advice and representation for non-compliant employers. Insurance brokers and other law firms frequently refer clients to LLP when the clients lack insurance or face difficult workers’ compensation issues.
Lisa Patterson is an experienced and aggressive workers’ compensation defense lawyer. She advises non-compliant employers as to their risks, and if the employers are charged, works to overcome the charges or minimize the consequences.
Effective Risk Management Counseling
There are many risks for a non-compliant employer, and they can threaten the life and success of the enterprise. Those risks include:
- Possibility of business closure
- Large fines imposed by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
- Exposure to civil suits by injured workers
- Criminal conviction and personal fines
- Attorney fees for the worker
LLP frequently provides legal services, advice, and counsel to non-compliant employers and small businesses regarding the legal and financial risks they run, and how to comply with the laws.
Dealing with Problems
When a non-compliant employer does face a real problem, such as a prospective fine, prosecution, or employee injury, or the employer is actually sued, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the consequences. LLP can represent the employer in all administrative actions and appeals, and advise the employer how to proceed. The goals here are not only to achieve resolution to the immediate problem, but also to protect the assets of the business, and to reach an accommodation with the regulatory agencies that enables the company to go forward in compliance with the law.
For a consultation with an Ohio non-compliant employer defense lawyer, contact LLP.