Retaliation and Workers’ Compensation in Dallas, TX

Protecting Your Employment Rights

If you have been injured at work, and your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you may be entitled to file a claim to compensate you for your medical care and lost wages. You may also receive compensation when you have been cleared to return to work but your salary has been cut because of restrictions related to your injury. If, however, you are terminated, these benefits will end, which is why some unscrupulous your employer may seek reasons to wrongfully fire you after a workers’ comp injury or illness.

Employers cannot retaliate against you after filing a claim for workers' compensation or because your disability has put you on restricted duty at work. An employer cannot ask you to perform a duty it knows your injury or disability will prevent you from doing. Make sure your doctor is clear about what you can and cannot due as the result of your injury, and that your employer is aware of these limitations. If your employer purposely attempt to circumvent these limitations to find cause to fire you, you may have the right to seek damages through an unlawful workplace retaliation claim.

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