• Injured at Work? What Now?

    If you have been injured in a workplace accident, here are several important steps you must take to get compensation for your injuries and lost wages.

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Can I be fired by my employer for collecting Workers’ Compensation?

No, you cannot be fired for collecting Workers’ Compensation. If you believe your rights as an employee have been violated, you should consult immediately with a Richmond Workers’ Compensation lawyer.

However, you may need to prove that your firing was related to the collection of benefits. In general, an employer can terminate an employee for any reason. With few exceptions, this could make your claim of retaliation difficult.

Yet the reality is that some employers will try to get out of benefit payments by letting their employees go. If you suspect this was the reason for being fired, your next step should be to file a complaint with the Virginia Department of Labor.

Next, you should seek legal counsel. An attorney can evaluate the details of your case and determine if there was just cause for your firing. If not, they will collect the evidence that shows you were unfairly terminated.

Call Richmond Worker’s Compensation Lawyer for Workers’ Compensation

When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a Richmond Workers’ Compensation lawyer may be able to help. Not only do employees sometimes have to worry about their benefits being denied. But even when they are approved, there may be concerns of retaliation.

You have rights that an employer will not explain to you. This is why it would be in your best interest to order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia. Your next step should be to contact a Richmond Workers’ Compensation lawyer at the Injured Workers Law Firm. Call today for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.

About the Author:

The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.