Employer Retaliation for Workers' Comp Claims
San Diego Workers' Compensation Claim Lawyer
When an employer receives a
workers' compensation claim from an employee, they have an obligation to be honest and fair when dealing with the claim, paying for medical care, and any other issues associated with the incident and the worker's injuries. Unfortunately, at times an employer may retaliate against an employee for
filing a workers' compensation claim. This is wrong, and at Pacific Attorney Group we believe it is a practice that must be stopped.
San Diego workers' compensation attorney at our law firm can meet with you to talk about your claim and whether you may have been the victim of employer retaliation. You may have been wrongfully terminated, were turned away in your attempt to come back to work, or penalized in any way in conjunction with the filing of your workers' comp claim. By thoroughly investigating all aspects of your case in addition to what actions your employer took in addressing your injuries and your claim, an attorney can determine whether you were retaliated against.
How Does Employer Retaliation Occur?
Employer retaliation occurs when an employer learns that an employee has been injured on the job or has filed a workers' compensation claim and then takes direct action against the employee because he or she filed the claim. This may be accomplished by firing the employee, denying a valid promotion, demoting the employee, or refusing to allow the employee to come back to work.
A legal remedy may be available to you as an employee if you were the victim of employer retaliation in conjunction with your workers' compensation claim. In addition to recovering the workers' compensation benefits to which you are entitled, you may be able to recover damages from your employer - depending on the particular case and what action they took.
Learn more about your rights in the wake of employer retaliation and workers' compensation.
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