WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

PRACTICE AREA / UTAH WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS

We specialize in all aspects of workers’ compensation compliance and litigation. Our experienced attorneys are retained by employers and carriers to ensure that exposure is limited, and that the laws of the state of Utah are applied correctly.

Utah’s Workers’ compensation laws are the exclusive remedy for workers injured on the job. These laws are designed to provide timely benefits to workers, and ensure that employers are protected from frivolous and excessive claims, as well as the uncertainty and cost of traditional civil litigation.

These laws provide benefits for workers and their dependents for injuries or deaths sustained because of work-related accidents or illnesses.

Our attorneys specialize in defending employers and insurance carriers in all aspects of workers’ compensation compliance and litigation. Workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory under Utah law, and provides benefits to workers who sustain workplace injuries. This insurance provides employers with legal representation to ensure that the laws of the state of Utah are applied fairly and correctly. Clients of our firm include some of the most highly respected employers and insurance carriers. Our firm works diligently to ensure that our clients’ exposure is limited.

The workers’ compensation system protects employers by limiting the amount an injured worker can recover from an employer. Our firm advocates on behalf of the employer and insurer to ensure that the laws are applied correctly and that workers are awarded only those benefits to which they are properly entitled under the law.

Our attorneys are experts at the interpretation and application of these laws and rules.

UTAH’S WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

The Utah’s Workers’ Compensation Act is an exclusive remedy for employers, their officers, agents and employees.
The rules that govern the administration of the WCA can be found here.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AUDITS

Our attorneys work with employers to review employment files and provide training on workers’ compensation compliance. This simple preventative measure protects employers and provides a strong defensible position for when claims arise.

RECENT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW UPDATES

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS AT RICHARDS BRANDT IN SALT LAKE CITY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE / FEATURED FAQS

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

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