This winter, a New York small business owner came to us for help. The Workers’ Compensation Board had hit her with a penalty of more than $21,000.00 because she had neglected to buy a workers’ compensation insurance policy.
We immediately interviewed her to learn more about her business and the circumstances that led to her not having workers’ compensation insurance. We then drafted an appeal and negotiated with the board on her behalf. Read on to learn about the results.
Workers’ compensation penalty reduced by 85 percent
Just a couple of months after our appeal, we learned that our client’s penalty had been reduced to only $3,057.00 – a savings of almost $18,000.00!
We understand and sympathize with how difficult it is to run a small business in the highly competitive and heavily regulated environment of New York, and it gives us much pride to help employers fight unjust and unfair penalties.