Did You Suffer Wrongful Termination (Unlawful Retaliation) in Your Workers’ Comp Case?
Following a work-related injury, the relationship between a worker and the employer can often become sour. Often, the employer thinks the employee is “faking it”, or “milking the claim”, or simply stopping the employer from being able to meet goals while the injured employee is away from the job. Often, the aggravation felt by the employer can result in unlawful retaliation towards the injured employee.
What constitutes unlawful retaliation following a work injury?
Employers are generally prohibited from discriminating (or retaliating) against an employee who has:
- made a claim for worker compensation in good faith
- consulted with or hired a lawyer to represent the employee in a claim
- filed a workers’ compensation claim against the employer’s insurance company, or
- has testified (or is planning to testify) in an administrative proceeding regarding a claim for workers’ compensation.
What Can You Do?
If you feel like you have been the subject of wrongful termination (unlawful retaliation) after suffering a work-related injury or filing a workers’ compensation claim, you should fill out the following questionnaire so we can determine whether or not you may have a valid claim against your employer.
What Can I Benefit from Filing A Claim for Unlawful Retaliation?
Because unlawful retaliation is civil tort law, a successful retaliation case could potentially result in the following awards for the injured worker:
- reimbursement for lost past wages
- reimbursement for future wages
- significant punitive damages against the employer
- in addition to the above, court-ordered reinstatement to your former position
Complete our simple, online Wrongful Termination (Retaliation) Questionnaire and we will let you know right away if the facts of your case need a closer look. You could be entitled to a significant award if your employer unlawfully retaliated against you for pursuing your rights.
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