As an Independent Contractor, Do I qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
Do you work in construction?
Did your employer hire you as an independent contractor, but you work 40 + hours a week?
That’s a trap! They’re trying to get themselves out of paying for workers’ compensation insurance.
According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, “Workers are presumed to be employees unless proven otherwise. To prove that someone is an independent contractor and not an employee, the worker must:
- be free from direction and control in the performance of the work; and
- have an independent business doing that specific kind of work.
Paying someone with a 1099 does not make them a contractor.”
It’s important to make sure that your employer has not misclassified you as an independent contractor when you’re legally an employee. If you get injured on the job, you could be in a pickle if you don’t qualify for workers’ comp benefits. If you receive a W-2 form at the end of the year from your employer, you should be legally classified as an employee. There are other stipulations that could technically make you an employee under state law.
Contact a workers’ compensation attorney in Colorado today to review your situation. Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. can help you get all the benefits you’re entitled to. We understand that every case is different! Our workers’ compensation attorneys understand your frustrations and want to help you protect your family in uncertain times. Not sure when your next paycheck is coming? We can help you get everything you’re owed and safeguard your financial future.
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