Wrongfully Terminated for Seeking Workers Compensation
Many of our clients are nervous about being wrongfully terminated for seeking workers compensation. Watch this video to to learn why they can’t fire you.
Could I be fired or lose my health insurance if I file a workers’ comp claim?
Recently, somebody called me from South Carolina that had been seriously injured on the job. They were very concerned that if they filed a South Carolina workers’ compensation claim, they were going to be fired. On the other hand, the reason they were calling is because they were hurt and knew they couldn’t do their job. They knew that if they couldn’t do their job and didn’t stand up for themselves, the employer would fire them for that.
The reality is when you’ve been seriously injured on the job, your job is at risk. There’s nothing that you can do to undo that risk unless you can go back in time and prevent the injury that happened. It’s a hard thing to have to acknowledge, but it’s true.
When you find yourself in this situation, you need to realize the injury that you received at work is putting your job at risk. It is also putting your health insurance at risk. The way to manage that risk is to contact an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney to perfect your workers’ compensation claim to get you coverage for your injuries and to get you wage replacement since you can’t work.
You may over time lose your health insurance. It’s even more important to be certain that you perfect your rights under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act so that we can try to make up for the loss of your job or the loss of your health insurance with South Carolina workers’ compensation. We can also develop your case in a way to determine whether you can work at a new job after you heal up or whether you’re not going to be able to go back to work at all and may have to file for Social Security Disability.
A serious injury jeopardizes you in multiple ways. Unfortunately, someone has to say that. If you know in your heart you’ve had a serious injury, then you need to take action to protect yourself, because that serious injury is going to change your life. If I could make your injury not have happened, I would do that, but if it has happened, we have to deal with it head-on.
Contact an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney and then deal with the problem head-on. Our office is used to helping people in your situation. We will be glad to help you.
Were you or a loved one hurt on the job in South Carolina and have questions about being wrongfully terminated for seeking workers compensation? Contact experienced South Carolina worker’ compensation lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We will fight for you and your family.
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