Employers expect their employees to have the necessary knowledge and skills needed to perform the job they are hired for correctly. Employees expect their employers will provide them with a safe environment where they can complete the tasks they were hired to do. Unfortunately, however, the latter is not always the case.
Employers can fail to provide safe work conditions for their employees. Slips and falls, defective equipment, poorly maintained machinery, improper ventilation; these are just some of the things that can occur in the work place. As a result, employees can suffer work-related injuries and illnesses. Fortunately, in the State of California, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance is a state based support system which should cover the costs of injured employees’ medical care and lost wages; however, that’s not always the case. Some employers fail to provide their employees with the workers’ compensation coverage they are entitled to.