If you have been injured on the job, you are probably wondering whether your employer can be held responsible. Here are the first three things you need to do.
- Report Your Injury
Let your employer know you were hurt on the job. You have 30 days to do so, but ideally, you should report the incident right away. Keep a copy of your report.
- Find Out Whether Your Employer Has Workers’ Comp
Not many people realize there is a worker’s comp database in Florida where citizens can look up their employers’ information. You can find what you need by entering any of the following:
- Employer name
- Federal tax ID number
- Policy number
- Exemption holder name
- Social security number
- Determine If Your Employer is Breaking the Law
Any business run by a government is required to have workers’ compensation coverage. If the place where you work does not have this insurance, it may be committing a crime if it employs more than the following minimum numbers of workers:
- One for construction companies
- Five regular employees for farms
- Twelve seasonal employees for farms
- Four for all other businesses
If your employer does have insurance, you can always contact the agency on your own. If not, you should seek help from the state’s department of financial services.