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What Can I Do if I Believe My Employer Will Punish Me for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

What can I do if I believe my employer will punish me for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

It is illegal for employers to terminate or penalize you for filing a claim. But unfortunately, it happens.

To protect yourself it’s important to document everything as fully as possible. You should save all paperwork related to the injury. Record or write down interactions with the employer and insurance company and bring a friend to any discussions with your employer. This can provide valuable evidence later if your claim is denied or you are fired or penalized for filing it.

You may be able to sue an employer that fires you for making a claim even if it’s said that firing was for another reason.

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