Can I Lose My Job For Filing A Florida Workers Compensation Claim?
A: It is absolutely against Florida law for an employer to fire an employee who files a workers’ comp claim. After you are injured in a worker accident, or after you are diagnosed with a condition or illness related to your job, you should report your injury or disease to your employer. Your employer then has one week to report the worker accident and injury to their insurance company. After a week, you may report your on-the-job accident and injury to your employer’s insurance company. You may also consider contacting the Florida Employee Assistance Office (EAO) or a FL workers’ compensation attorney.
If you’ve been injured on the job, contact our offices to schedule a free legal consultation. We can help you get the benefits you deserve.