California Workers Compensation – Uninsured Employers
Employers are required to have Workers Compensation insurance in California. Some employers, however, illegally fail to carry workers compensation insurance. Failing to carry the proper insurance can subject the employer to strict penalties if and when the employer is caught operating without it, but what happens to a worker injured on the job when the there is no coverage?
The injured employee can petition the Workers Compensation Appeals Board to include the Uninsured Employers Fund. “Claims are paid from the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF) when illegally uninsured employers fail to pay workers’ compensation benefits awarded to their injured employees by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Certain steps must be taken before and after the issuance of an award in order to receive benefits from the UEBTF. How to file a claim with the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund is a guide offering detailed steps to pursue a claim for benefits from the UEBTF.”
Finding the Right Lawyer to Deal with Uninsured Employers in California Workers Compensation Claims
Filing a workers’ compensation claim with the UEBTF is a complicated process. Napolin Law knows how to seek benefits from this fund for the injured worker. If you have been injured at work and your employer is uninsured, you will need a Workers Compensation lawyer to help you. The lawyer will need to file an Application for Adjudication of Claim and Petition the Workers Compensation Appeals Board to add the Uninsured Employers Fund to your claim. If you are unsure if your employer is insured for Workers Compensation, you need to request a claim form from your employer as well as the name of
their Workers Compensation insurance company. Your other option is to contact a Workers Compensation lawyer. Contact a lawyer who will take the time to research your situation and give you an answer. Lawyers have access to the online database where they can access your employer and insurer information. In the event no information is found, you should retain the Workers Compensation attorney so that the lawyer can mail in a request to the State of California to get a certificate that your employer is uninsured. This will allow you to seek benefits with the uninsured employers fund. Benefits can take longer to obtain from this fund than from a Workers Compensation insurance company, so it is best to start the process as soon as possible.
For more information on Workers Compensation, visit us at NapolinLaw.com. If you have been injured at work, it is always safe to consult an experienced Workers Compensation lawyer. Napolin Law Firm serves the greater Los Angeles Area, including Riverside County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino Counyy, Orange County, the Inland Empire. Call us at 909-325-6032.
My office is located in Claremont, California between the 10 Freeway and 210 Freeway to handle Workers Compensation, Personal Injury and Wage and Overtime Cases. You will meet directly with me the attorney for your free consultation to discuss your legal situation. Serving Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County. We are also a general law practice offering valuable legal advice to businesses and individuals.