While there are a few exceptions, your employer is required by law to have workers compensation insurance.
According to the MO Department of Labor, there were 8,896 workers compensation injury claims filed in July 2013. Workers compensation is compulsory. While there are a few exceptions, your employer is required by law to have workers compensation insurance. If you or someone you know is one of the many that were injured last month, did the employer have insurance?
MO Workers Compensation Insurance
Any employer, in Missouri, that has 5 or more employees is required by law to have workers compensation insurance. In the construction industry, a company having 1 or more employees is required to maintain coverage for it’s employee’s.
An employer can meet the requirement by either obtaining a workers comp policy or by being given permission to self-insure their workers comp liabilities. If you want to know what type of coverage your employer has, or whether or not they have insurance, the MO Department of Labor provides a list for you to look it up.
Questions About Your Workers Compensation Case
If you or a family member have been injured on the job and have questions about your case, it is important to contact an experienced workers compensation lawyer.
The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann has a strong history of helping injured workers get the medical attention and financial compensation that they need. Contact our St. Louis, Missouri workers compensation law firm to ensure that your rights are protected. Please call (314) 361-4300 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.