Nobody goes to work and expects to get hurt. When it happens to you it is likely that you are most concerned with getting treatment and resuming your normal life. One thing that you may not consider is the potential backlash that may receive once you file a workers’ compensation claim. A question that is often asked is, “if I file this claim will I be terminated?” The answer is an employer can fire you for any reason but if they fire you for simply filing a workers’ compensation claim you should consider taking steps to preserve your right to sue the employer for discrimination.
If after you file a workers’ compensation claim your employer terminates you, the law requires an injured worker to notify their employer that they are considering filing a lawsuit against them for the termination. If the employer is not notified within the time frame you run the risk of losing your right to pursue any further action.
Make sure you contact The Bainbridge Firm to make sure that all of your benefits and rights are protected.