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Bill would require employers to inform injured workers of rights to attorney

California employers would have to post a notice that an injured worker has a right to an attorney under a bill introduced Monday.

A.B. 1870, which has not been assigned to a committee, amends state law that already requires employers to “post and keep posted in a conspicuous location frequented by employees,” an “easily read” notice that provides details on which entities manage workers compensation insurance and claims, and where to report injuries and a worker’s rights to medical care.

The bill states that a revised notice would have to include that the “injured employee may consult a licensed attorney to advise them of their rights under workers compensations laws” and that “(i)n some instances, attorney’s fees may be paid from an injured employee’s recovery.”

This article was first published in Business Insurance.

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