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Can your employer withhold workers’ compensation information?

On Behalf of | Jan 9, 2020 | Workers' Compensation |

Workers’ compensation is a great benefit to use if you get hurt on the job. Your employer is most likely responsible for carrying workers’ compensation, so if you get hurt, you should be able to seek it right away.

The problem for some people occurs when an employer doesn’t want to give out workers’ compensation information. When that happens, it might mean that you need to get your attorney involved.

Generally speaking, your employer has to provide you with workers’ compensation information after an injury. They also need to help by filing a report that states that you were injured on the job. All of this is time-sensitive information that should be filed as soon as possible.

If your employer refuses to give you any workers’ compensation information, there is a chance that they simply don’t have a carrier. If they have violated the law and don’t carry workers’ compensation, then they might be personally liable for your injuries. In that case, you may be able to sue.

On the other hand, sometimes employers believe that your injuries were of your own doing or don’t agree that you should make a claim. That’s not a decision for them to make; you can ask to make the claim, and they can debate it at a later time with the workers’ compensation agents if necessary.

If they won’t give you the information or argue that you should not receive benefits, your attorney can help. You were hurt on the job, so you should be able to claim these benefits without any trouble.