So Cal Trucking Company to Pay $160K Workers’ Comp. Settlement

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office insouthern California announced a $160,000 civil settlement against a truckingcompany for failing to provide employees with workers’ compensation insurance.

Nelson Francia, of Nelson Francia Trucking, had longtimelocal contracts with the bulk mail transportation division of the United StatesPostal Service’s Richmond office. Under the state businesses and professionscode, these contracts gave local prosecutors jurisdiction to litigate the casein cooperation with Postal Service inspectors and the state Department ofInsurance.

Francia Trucking admitted no liability in the settlement butwill be required to pay $50,000 in civil penalties and investigative costs. Theremainder of the $160,000 judgement will be suspended. However if Francia failsto secure permanent workers’ compensation for employees as required by law, hewill be required to pay the remaining balance.

If you or someone you know has been injured in theworkplace, please contact a Raleigh Workers’ Compensation Attorney of Scudder& Hedrick, PLLC, by calling 919-851-3311.