Can My Boss Fire Me For Filing A Workers Compensation Claim After I Was Hurt On The Job?
A: Technically, it is against the law for an employer to fire you because you filed a Florida workers’ comp claim. Employers are not supposed to discriminate against a hurt employee who even attempts to file a workers’ compensation claim.
If you can prove that your boss fired you because you filed a workers’ compensation claim, then you may be able to file a civil lawsuit against your boss to seek damages. Even if you employer forced you to resign due to your injuries, you may still have a legal case against your boss.
Work-related injuries involving workers’ compensation cases can be tricky. It is a good idea to have help from a knowledgeable Florida workers’ compensation attorney. Call an experienced South Florida workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] today, for a free consultation.
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