Explaining Employee Rights in the Workers' Compensation Claim Process
Employees who are hurt on the job often believe that their employers are required to keep their positions open after they suffer an injury. This belief is incorrect. In fact, an employer has no obligation to act in any way after an employee suffers an on-the-job injury. If you have suffered a work injury and have lost your job, however, you still have rights. Speak to an experienced workers' compensation lawyer.
What Are My Rights?
At Crossman Law Offices, P.C., our Phoenix employee rights attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience pursuing workers' compensation claims and protecting the rights of injured workers. As workers' compensation is all we do and all we have done for decades, we fully understand what you are experiencing and what you are entitled to throughout the workers' comp process.
To learn about your rights as an employee after a work injury, call 888-841-1197 to schedule your FREE PHONE CONSULTATION or contact our Arizona law firm online.
Employer Retaliation After a Work Injury
In general, an employer has the right to fire you at any time for any reason. One exception to this is if an employer deliberately fires you because you have applied for workers' compensation benefits. This action is called retaliation and it is a violation of your employee rights under Arizona's labor and employment laws.
Can I Sue My Company?
There are only a limited set of circumstances in which you can sue your employer. In most cases, filing your workmen's comp claim is the only option.
Contact Our Workers' Compensation Attorneys for More Information on Your Rights as an Employee
It is important to understand that your workers' compensation claim will not be affected by you losing your job. If you have been let go and have yet to file a workers' compensation claim, call us at 888-841-1197 to schedule your FREE PHONE CONSULTATION. One of our lawyers will personally evaluate your situation to determine whether you have a claim.