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.