Can I be fired for being injured on the job?
An injury suffered on the job brings physical pain and uncertainty. Many employees deny themselves the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. They fear the possibility of retaliation. At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., our attorneys focus not only on protecting your rights, but also on educating you on what you’re entitled to under the Florida Labor code.
Florida Labor Code 440.205 states:
No employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce any employee by reason of such employee’s valid claim for compensation or attempt to claim compensation under the workers’ compensation law.
Tampa Lawyers Protecting Workers Filing for Workers’ Compensation
Simply put, retaliation against employees who file a workers’ compensation claim is illegal. While most employers understand the law and follow it, some companies terminate, demote or cut the wages of an injured worker. Their only concern is an absence that must be filled or insurance rates will increase.
Stress combined with physical pain only makes a bad situation worse. While you focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back to work, we will handle all aspects of your workers’ compensation retaliation claim at Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A.
Schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced lawyer at Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. today, or simply call our office now.