A 50-year-old roofing contractor has been arrested and charged with workers’ compensation fraud for intentionally violating a stop work order issued by state regulators in connection with a workers’ compensation penalty. Records from the Florida Department of Financial Services reportedly show that Taylor Contracting & Roofing had been ordered to discontinue all work in Florida until proof of the $279,538.66 penalty had been filed. A total of five employees of Taylor Contracting & Roofing are purported to have been injured but hadn’t received workers’ compensation benefits.
Taylor is alleged to have continued working on roofing jobs through two other companies that he’s is a principal in. What comes to issue is that the stop work order never included two other Taylor companies. It’s likely that a successor stop work order will be entered against those companies too.
Evan Ostfeld is a workers’ compensation lawyer in Coral Springs who provides legal services to injured workers across Florida, including the Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Miami areas. He relates that Florida law requires any employer with four or more full or part-time employees that isn’t exempt from its workers compensation laws to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If the employer is engaged in the construction industry and has one or more employees, the workers’ compensation coverage requirement applies to that business too.
Mr. Ostfeld is committed to helping his clients across the Sunshine State work through the complex workers’ compensation system. He has a long history of effectively and successfully representing injured Floridians. He’s experienced in handling all types of workers’ compensation cases and occupational diseases.
Don’t hesitate to contact workers comp lawyer Evan M. Ostfeld if you have any questions at all about getting hurt at work. You can even arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation by calling his offices at 954-227-7529. Remember, if your employer has four or more employees or is engaged in the construction industry and has one or more employees, workers’ compensation insurance coverage is required. Contact workers’ compensation lawyer Evan M. Ostfeld after you’ve been injured in any accident. People who have been hurt at work deserve compensation. Their families depend on them.