If you have been injured on the job, or otherwise have a personal injury related to your job, then you are probably receiving workers compensation and you probably have a lot of questions. You should reach out to a personal injury lawyer, such as the ones available at Daniel E Stuart PA, for answers to your questions.
If you’ve been injured on the job, then you are reliant on workers’ compensation most of the time, and your worker’s compensation claim is likely at the forefront of your mind. Filing for workers’ compensation or disputing the amount you received can feel like you’re going to war with your employer and your insurance company. As an employee in America, it is important that you are aware that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
You may have questions and that’s okay, your personal injury lawyer should be able to help you answer any and all questions. But just to cover all the bases, we will do so now some of the most common questions.
Can you get fired for filing a worker’s compensation claim?
This is a great question asked, because as an individual who has been injured at work, you are allowed to file a worker’s compensation claim. However, not all workplaces are the same, and not all workplaces have honest people in them. The idea of filing a worker’s compensation comes with potential consequences. However, put very simply, you cannot be fired for filing a worker’s compensation claim. Again, this does not mean it will not happen because every workplace is different and has different people in that workplace. Some employers do not want to deal with the hassle of having an injured employee on the payroll, so they will find an excuse to terminate you or have somebody else take over your duties. If your employer does less than they are leaving themselves exposed and liable to additional claims and sometimes even higher payout. So if your employer tries to deny your workers’ compensation, reach out to a personal injury lawyer and let them know what is going on.
Do I lose my workers’ compensation benefits if I return to work?
If you are receiving treatment for a job injury or illness, when you return to your treatment and benefits will continue for as long as is deemed medically necessary. This can be exceptionally useful and helpful when an employer needs to make a decision about the employee’s future in the organization. The worker can often decide whether they want to stay and try to find something that does not aggravate their injury or illness or they may take another job or injury is less likely to be aggravated by their work demands. If you think that you are being mistreated because you filed a workers compensation claim and have a personal injury that is affecting how you do your job or the accessibility requirements that you require to do your job, reach out to a personal injury lawyer, as they will be more equipped to tell you if you have a case and what you should do about your case.