Prosecuted for not Having Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Failure to have workers’ compensation insurance is a crime in Pennsylvania; one which the state does prosecute, as a business owner found out. George Limberiou of Bern Township pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his failure to have insurance from 2009 to 2012 for Riveredge, his restaurant and banquet facility. He was sentenced to seven years of probation and ordered to pay $111,000.00 in restitution. As is often the case, no one found out about his lack of insurance until one of his workers was injured on the job.
If you suspect your employer does not have insurance, be sure to protect yourself. If you are injured, contact an attorney immediately, even if your employer says they will take care of everything.