If you lost your job after filing a workers' compensation claim for an on-the-job injury, you may be justifiably angry. After all, your injury occurred on the job, and isn't it illegal to fire someone after filing a worker's compensation claim? Unfortunately, there is no automatic yes-or-no answer to this dilemma, and the circumstances of your injury have a great deal to do with how your employer may respond to your injury and recovery.
First things first — it is illegal to fire an employee in retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim. Retaliatory firings are considered discrimination and are forbidden under anti-discrimination laws. if you believe that you were fired because you filed a workers' compensation claim, then you should not hesitate to consult with an experienced attorney to help protect your rights and pursue a just resolution immediately.