Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No FeeFree Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N

Your employer must adhere to duties for workers' compensation

The construction work is physically demanding. What's more, there are a whole host of hazards that could cause injuries. For example, it is all too easy for a worker to injure his or her back when attempting to lift an object. Likewise, a worker could be hurt when working with heavy machinery or even be struck by a tool or debris that falls from a scaffold. When a worker is injured, money to cover medical and other expenses is extremely important.

Most states require that employers carry workers' compensation insurance. Depending upon the state in which you live or work and the size of your employer's company, they may be exempt. Exempt companies are usually very small, no more than three or four employees. Most of the larger employers must carry insurance or be self-insured. However, your employer's duties do not end with getting insurance.

Your employer generally must also comply with the following duties:

  • Give immediate medical assistance to any employee who is injured on the job.
  • Complete a report of the injury, the circumstances surrounding the injury and mail a copy to the workers' compensation board as well as their insurance company.
  • Keep up to date reports of every accident that results in personal injury or lost time from regular duties (beyond the shift or working day in which the accident happened).
  • Post a conspicuous notice of compliance with workers' compensation.
  • To comply with all requests for further information regarding workers' compensation by either the board or insurance company.

If your employer fails to comply with any one of these requirements, they may be subject to fines or even criminal sanctions. Additionally, if you are injured and your employer does not carry insurance, then your employer may be personally liable to you for your injuries.

If you or a loved one believes that your employer is failing to comply with proper workers' compensation guidelines, then you may want to speak to an attorney. Workers' compensation was enacted to protect workers from the risk of poverty due to workplace injuries. It is important that your employer complies with these regulations to ensure that you and all your co-workers are protected.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 100
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Cranberry Twp Law Office Map

400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Suite 102
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation