TAMARAC — A Tamarac city commissioner has been ordered to close his church – The Praise Experience World Outreach Church risks criminal charges unless he purchases workers’ compensation insurance for his employees. According to the Department of Financial Services, they failed to obtain the mandated insurance coverage which is required for virtually all employers. The department issued a “Stop Work Order” and assessed a penalty. Once a stop work order is issued, all business operations have to halt. A violation is a third-degree felony and could cost $1,000 a day.
What happened if you were working at that church and got injured? One should at least consult with a Tamarac Workers’ Compensation attorney like Evan. M. Ostfeld, Esq. quickly. At The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, we focus on Tamarac Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury, e.g. car accidents, slip and falls, cancer cases from the use of Zantac, Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder/Shower to Shower and Roundup along with product liability matters involving 3M earplugs, hernia mesh and Essure. Let us explain the rights and obligations of all of the parties involved.
Unfortunately, some unscrupulous employers try to hide their Florida Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage from its workers. That way (they hope) the injured worker will not file a Tamarac Workers’ Compensation claim or contact a Tamarac Workers’ Compensation attorney for guidance. At our office, we have access to the State Of Florida’s database to find out if there is workers’ compensation coverage or not. If there was workers’ compensation coverage in effect at the time of the person’s accident, we can represent the injured party throughout the process. In fact, our Tamarac Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury law firm provides a no-obligation case evaluation. Plus, there are no attorney’s fees and costs due unless there is a settlement or court award.
Should the Employer however be found violating Florida law by not securing insurance, our Tamarac Workers’ Compensation office as a courtesy, shall provide the necessary information in order for you to make a complaint with the state. Just like with that church, the non-complaint employer could be fined and shut down until they are in compliance with The Florida Workers’ Compensation Act. Call us today at (866) I SUE YOU, (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 Text. We are here to help!