There are many details to consider when starting a business. From products to cash flow to management, all decisions are critical and all processes must be optimized in order to achieve success. One critical decision that can’t be overlooked is dealing with workers’ compensation insurance. The state of Florida places a tremendous emphasis on having workers’ compensation insurance for your employees and it can be seen in the penalties that are levied for policy violations.
Companies in most industries are required to obtain workers’ compensation insurance once they have four or more employees. In construction, companies are required to have insurance after hiring one employee due to the potential for injury. Inspectors routinely visits office, facilities, and jobsites to ensure compliance with workers’ compensation law. If a company is found to be out of compliance, they will likely receive a stop work order. A stop work order can cripple companies in that it requires them to immediately stop work operations until compliance with insurance requirements has been reached. If you have received a stop work order from the Florida Department of Financial Services, the department that levies such actions, you need to contact a workers’ compensation defense attorney in Florida immediately. It’s critical to seek legal guidance in resolving these matters.
The workers’ compensation defense attorneys at Cotney Construction Law understand the dire nature of stop work orders and will put our years of experience to work to get the doors open again. Each case is different, however, our attorneys may be able to negotiate a payment plan on your behalf. This can help you resume business operations sooner.
If you would like to speak with a Workers’ compensation defense lawyer in Florida, please contact us today.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.