I have a number of injured worker’s who call seeking my representation but don’t believe they have a worker’s compensation case because they have been fired by their employer. My quick answer is….you absolutely still have a case and it’s worth pursuing. An employee’s termination from the injury employer can have some affect on the worker’s compensation case but that termination does NOT end the case.
Many employers will treat their worker’s adversely once an injury has occurred. Some employees will be looked down on by the other workers and harassed by the boss. Often times, the injured worker will be written up (or given points) for things they haven’t even done or never received points for before. The key for most injured worker’s in these situations is to contact a qualified attorney sooner rather than later. That attorney can help steer you in the right direction and protect your case.