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What Happens if an Employer Fails to Carry Workers' Compensation Coverage for its Employees?

The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act allows for penalties, or even possible imprisonment, for employers who fail to provide workers' compensation coverage for their employees. If the employer is found to have failed to purchase workers' compensation insurance, is not self-insured, and is not a member of the risk management pool, any or all of the following penalties may be imposed:

  1. A civil fine of $1,000.00 for each violation. Each continued failure to secure coverage constitutes a separate violation, making this penalty potentially very costly for the employer.
  2. Imprisonment for up to one year.
  3. The employer can also be prohibited from doing business in Nebraska until it complies with the requirement to provide workers' compensation coverage.

If there is no workers' compensation coverage, an injured employee may also sue the employer for damages in district court, where damages are broader and potentially could result in greater compensation to the employee. General damages such as pain and suffering are not allowed under the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act, but these general damages available as a claim in a district court lawsuit.

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  • " The lawyers and support staff at Atwood Law Firm showed me sincere interest and caring on a very personal level, and I knew at all times my interests were front and center in all aspects of my workers' compensation case. This office is staffed by a great group of people. You can relax and be assured that your welfare comes first and foremost in their decisions and actions with respect to your legal case. You are kept aware of the process and progress in your case at all times, and your input is welcomed. I highly recommend the Atwood Law Firm to anyone needing legal assistance.” - WN
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