Can My Employer Fire Me If I Cannot Return To Work Due To Being Injured On The Job?
Assuming you filed a worker’s compensation claim, your employer cannot fire you. Under Florida law, your employer could face civil liability if they attempt to fire you based on your worker’s compensation claim. If a medical doctor determines that you are not able to return to that type of work, then the state of Florida provides, at no cost to you, reemployment services that include formal retraining, job placement, and on-the-job training.
It is crucial to seek skilled advice from a Florida worker’s compensation attorney who knows the system and is able to suitably advocate for your specific medical and employment needs. Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to find out what your legal rights are and how to receive help. Call: [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] to meet with a skilled worker’s compensation attorney.