Ohio Business Owner Fails To Provide Workers’ Compensation Policy
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) investigated the owner of the Lima-based Freight Lease, Inc. and discovered that he has failed to provide adequate workers’ compensation for his employees for the past four years.
The owner of Freight Lease, Inc. was fully aware of the fact that he was not providing workers’ compensation to his employees and desired to get his company back on track to meet legal standards. According to an interview with the business owner and the BWC’s special investigations department, the former made a series of unsuccessful attempts but never created the necessary payment plan that would give structure to a workers’ compensation policy for his employees.
The Lima Municipal Court found the business owner guilty of a misdemeanor of failure to comply. He must pay $50,000 up front and $2,500 monthly to reinstate his company’s workers’ compensation policy.
My Employer Does Not Have A Workers’ Compensation Policy. Who Do I Talk To?
If your employer has not provided an adequate workers’ compensation policy or has altered payroll records to hide the lack of an adequate workers’ compensation policy, contact us. Our attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience defending the rights of Ohio workers who have been injured on the job, are working without a workers’ compensation policy or are knowingly working in unsafe conditions. We will fight to hold your employer accountable for their negligence and provide you with the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or a free, confidential consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys, call us today at (614) 221-7548.
[Did You Know: 156 Ohio workers died on the job in 2013.]
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Source: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/downloads/blankpdf/BWCstatsheet.pdf, http://ohiobwcfraud.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/bwc-investigations-result-in-eight-workers-comp-fraud-convictions-in-november/