Our Award-Winning Workers Compensation Defense Attorneys have successfully represented many New York and out-of-state employers and homeowners with a nanny who have received a Notice of Penalty (or Judgment Notice) for not having the appropriate insurance coverage. While failing to carry insurance may seem like a minor oversight or a simple administrative error, it can have significant consequences and carry a fine of thousands of dollars. The current penalty is $2,000 for every ten days of non-compliance. These penalties can accumulate quickly and it is imperative you seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. We have saved our clients over $1,000,000 in penalties, fines and judgments. Please call us at (800) 893-9645 to see if we can protect your business and life savings.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What should I do if I receive a penalty, fine, judgment or Stop Work Order for not having Workers’ Compensation or Disability Insurance?
A: If you are given a penalty, judgment or fine by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, you should read the notice thoroughly but do not respond by making any damaging admissions which can cost you thousands of dollars in penalties in the future. Instead, call our experienced New York Workers’ Compensation Board Defense Lawyers who have over 25 years of legal experience and have successfully saved small businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars in judgments and fines from the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.
Q: What could happen if I ignore the Workers’ Compensation Notice?
A: The worst thing you can do is to ignore the Notice. Your failure to answer the Notice in a timely manner could result in collection agency contacting you, a judgment being issued against your business and, possibly, you personally. Your business could be found responsible for thousands of dollars in fines and penalties in your absence. In addition, this may result in you paying higher insurance premiums for several years. In certain circumstances, this can be avoided by hiring the right lawyer.
In addition, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board could issue a Stop Work Order preventing you from operating your business.
Q: What is a judgment?
A: A valid money judgment is a legal judgment that resolves all the contested issues and terminates a claim and is considered the official decision of the law on the action. In other words, New York State can freeze your business’ bank accounts, place a lien on your business’s real property and equipment and adversely affect your credit report and ability to work vendors.
Q: I already closed my business. Can I be personally responsible for the penalty or judgment?
A: It depends on the circumstances. For more information, call our office and speak with one of our experienced Workers’ Compensation Defense Lawyers.
Q: What can your Law Firm do for me?
A: Our New York Workers’ Compensation Board attorneys will fight to protect your business and your assets. Our lawyers know the Workers’ Compensation statutes, the Workers’ Compensation law and the administrative procedures. Based on our arguments and presentation, we have saved companies hundreds of thousands of dollars by obtaining a rescission and/or complete or partial reduction of the judgment. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can defend your business against this judgment and protect your business’s valuable business interests and assets. Your business may be exempt from workers’ compensation coverage. Call us now at (800) 893-9645 for a free telephone consultation to learn how to protect and defend your business.
In recent years, New York State has increased its efforts to penalize business that did not comply with the State’s Workers’ Compensation law and, as part of the process, the State significantly increased the penalties. Once New York State has obtained a judgment, it can seize bank accounts and place liens on valuable and critical business assets. If unpaid, the amount of the judgment may increase with the accumulation of interest. In addition, a judgment can negatively impact a company’s credit report and score, its ability to obtain financing, and its relationships with vendors.
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