Can My Boss Retaliate Against Me For Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim?
If you suffered a serious on-the-job injury, you may need time to recover before you can return to work. Even if your injury was not serious, you may still need help paying the medical bills that resulted from the treatment of your injury. That’s where workers’ compensation comes in.
In some cases, however, an employer might take issue with an employee pursuing workers’ compensation. Or it may ask injured employees to return before they have fully recovered or seek to limit their opportunities once they return to work.
As an injured employee, you have the right to seek treatment for your injuries, and you have the right to file for workers’ compensation benefits without facing negative consequences from your employer.
Our experienced attorneys at Philip J. Fulton Law Office can help you navigate the complex workers’ compensation claims system and ensure the protection of your rights as you pursue the benefits you need to allow a full recovery.
What Are Your Rights As An Injured Employee?
The law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The law also prohibits employers from retaliating after a worker files a claim. If you filed a claim for workers’ compensation and your company fired or demoted you afterward, you may be a victim of employer retaliation. If you filed a claim and your employer or manager now treats you differently or acts in a discriminatory manner, you may be a victim of employer retaliation.
Help For Injured Workers Suffering Employer Retaliation
Whether you need assistance navigating the workers’ compensation claims process or legal advice because you are a victim of employer retaliation, you can turn to our lawyers at Philip J. Fulton Law Office. We have decades of experience protecting the rights of Ohio workers, and we will fight for justice on your behalf.