One of the first questions that comes to mind after you have suffered a work related injury is: “Will I be fired if I report an injury?” Here are just a few points to keep in mind when it comes to your job.
Failure to pursue workers’ compensation benefits will not guarantee you will not lose your job. Your employer probably already knows about your injury so all you are doing is sacrificing your rights to benefits that are available to you.
Your employer cannot fire you just because you make a claim for benefits.
Don’t assume that just because your doctor has restricted your activities that your employer will not be able to accommodate you and bring you back to work in some capacity.
If your employer cannot accommodate your restrictions, you are eligible for lost wages at a rate of 66 2/3 of your average weekly wage.
As always, how this or any other issue we discuss in this blog would apply to your case depends on many more factors. We urge you to call us to see if you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers Compensation is difficult, confusing, and very complex. Kaplan Morrell has helped thousands of injured workers since 1997 get the benefits they deserve. Contact us here or call us at (866) 356-9898 for your FREE CONSULTATION.