The New York State Workers' Compensation Law requires all employers to maintain active Workers' Compensation Insurance for all of its employees. There are no exceptions based on the number of employees you have, and even those you may believe are independent contractors can be considered employees for purposes of the Workers' Compensation Law.
If you have been contacted by the New York State Worker' Compensation Board and are alleged to be an employer without insurance, we can help. We have extensive experience representing employers whose insurance contracts have been improperly cancelled by insurance companies, who have employees making claims of injuries against them, or who have been assessed penalties by the New York State Workers' Compensation Board.
Because some of the Board’s findings could have criminal consequences, it is important to have competent counsel early. If the Workers’ Compensation Board has assessed a penalty against you or has named you as an uninsured employer in a claim of injury, contact us immediately for assistance.