Workers' Compensation Insurance Fine Defense

Colorado requires that every public and private employer, with very few exceptions, carry workers’ compensation coverage to cover its employees if the employee becomes injured while on the job. This rule applies to both full time and part-time employees.

Colorado employers are responsible for obtaining workers’ compensation insurance, paying for it, and ensuring that the policy remains in place. Colorado employers typically purchase workers’ compensation insurance through a commercial insurance carrier but may also obtain it through self-funding coverage.

However, sometimes an employer may not know about the requirement for it to obtain and maintain workers’ compensation insurance, or it may inadvertently allow its workers’ compensation insurance to lapse. Employers who fail to provide workers’ compensation insurance face fines from $250 to $500 per day. These penalties may continue to accumulate without the employer learning of them or being notified by Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment until the penalty reaches a colossal amount, sometimes in the six figures.

Facing Excessive Workers' Compensation Fines?

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If your company has been fined an excessively high amount for failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and there is a legitimate and compelling reason for why your company did not have workers’ compensation insurance, the Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin may be able to help.

The Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin is the leading Colorado law firm in fighting unconstitutional fines placed against employers who lapsed in or never obtained workers’ compensation insurance. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin recently argued in front of the Colorado Supreme Court that companies are protected from unconstitutionally excessive fines imposed by the government. The Colorado Supreme Court agreed, holding that the Excessive Fines Clause of the eighth amendment of the U.S. Constitution applies to corporations and protects corporations from excessive governmental fines, such as fines for failing to have workers’ compensation insurance.

Defense Against Workers' Compensation Fines in Broomfield & Nederland, Colorado

If you are a Colorado corporation that has been excessively fined for failing to carry workers' compensation insurance, and if you believe that the fine placed against your corporation is not proportionate to the specific facts of your case, call the Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin today to discuss your options.