It Is Illegal For Your Employer To Fire You For Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim

Representing Injured Employees In Charlotte, Matthews, Monroe, Concord, Gastonia and throughout North Carolina

Many employees who are injured at work are scared to notify their employer about what happened and pursue a workers' compensation claim because they worry about losing their job.

While North Carolina is an employment-at-will state, it is illegal for your employer to fire you in retaliation for filling a workers' compensation claim. It your employer fires you illegally, you may have a separate claim against your employer for wrongful discharge.

Protecting Your Job And Your Health

You should be aware that if you fail to file a workers' compensation when you are injured, or if you fail to follow the rules, your employer may find an excuse to fire you. Then you could find yourself without a job, without medical benefits and without disability benefits to replace lost wages. To protect your health and your job, it's important to take the following steps:

  • Report work injuries promptly.
  • Obtain medical care from an eligible provider.
  • Follow through on your doctor's treatment plan.
  • If you are offered a light-duty assignment, you are required to take it.
  • If you have dispute with your employer or a medical provider, don't get angry. Get legal advice. Let our attorneys resolve conflicts for you.

If your employer terminates your position for a legal reason, you can continue to receive medical care and disability benefits from workers' compensation. If you feel your termination was in retaliation for filing a claim, contact our lawyers for advice.

At Ken Wayne & Associates, our lawyers have represented many employees in your situation. Call us and we can sit down with you, talk about your job, your injury and the options available.

Call now: 704-899-5340! You have nothing to lose. You pay nothing until we recover for you.