Injured at work then fired

July 25, 2013 at 7:30 am

Injured at work then fired

If you have been injured at work then fired, the first thing you should do is seek out a workplace injury attorney. A workplace injury attorney can help you determine if your firing was wrongful or not. If you have been injured at work then fired, you may be due a range of workplace injury benefits after your severance, especially if your firing did not follow appropriate legal guidelines. Also, your employer may be subject to an investigation to see if your firing had to do with employment discrimination, especially if your workplace injury did not sufficiently interfere with your ability to do your job.

What to Bring to the Attorney’s Office

When you were first hired, you were probably given a packet containing all the official rules and policies of your place of work. These employee handbooks typically contain the employer’s official stance on workplace injuries and workers’ compensation and benefits. This can be an important legal document, so make sure to bring this to the attorney’s office during your consultation and when you first meet.

In general, keeping documentation is a good idea after you have been injured at work then fired, as these can be valuable pieces of evidence in the courtroom. Documents such as paystubs, timesheets, hospital bills, hospital intake forms, insurance claims, can be crucial in building your case. These can also help to calculate how much and what types of workplace injury compensation you are due by your employer.