When you get paid under the table

Can you still bring a Worker’s Compensation claim if you are paid “under the table?”

Working for an employer who pays you in cash or “under the table,” can seem beneficial; however, this practice does not come without risks. Industries that are prone to this practice typically often involve physical labor and, subsequently, the risk of injury. So what happens if you get hurt on the job? When your wages are recorded, the path to attaining proper compensation is clear, because there is a proven record of your earnings. If you are paid under the table, the course of action is more convoluted.

The challenge in this situation would be to prove one’s wages. That being said, it is still possible to bring a worker’s compensation case with the help of an Attorney. While it may be more complicated than your typical case, an Attorney can still ensure that you are compensated for your wages. Most employers hold worker’s compensation insurance, regardless of how they choose to pay their employees. If an employer does not have insurance, the course of action would be to file a claim with the Worker’s Compensation Trust Fund which was formed for just this purpose. If you or someone you know is involved in a personal injury or worker’s comp case, contact Briones Law Group. Our experienced attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve.

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