An employer can decide to fire you if your injury prevents you from fulfilling the job you held prior, however, no changes should be made to the benefits you receive from Workers’ Compensation. If you went back to work after your injury, then were fired due to an inability to fulfill your job requirements because of the lasting effects of your injury, you could be eligible to have your Workers’ Comp Benefits reinstated.
Also, if you were fired after reporting a work injury, you could be entitled for Workers’ Comp Benefits and additional damages. Regardless of when you were fired, during or after your injury occurred, you should contact us for advice on what to do next.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for employers to make up accusations or come down hard on employees who are injured in hopes of terminating their employment for a legitimate reason to avoid providing Workers’ Compensation Benefits.
Don’t wait for this to happen. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm can help you. Call today so we can help protect your benefits. You can call us toll free at 1-800-444-5309