Hello, Andy Rosenberg here from Rosenberg Law Firm, and today I'm going to answer an interesting question that's frequently asked by clients who have been injured on the job. Can I be fired for filing a workers'compensation claim? Workers' compensation, commonly referred to as "workers comp", is an insurance company program that nearly all employers in Florida are required by law to carry. The policy is in place to help cover medical bills and lost wages for any worker hurt at work regardless of who is at fault regarding the injury. An employer is not allowed to retaliate against you simply because you filed a workers' compensation claim. This means they can't legally fire you. Even if they threaten to fire you they can't intimidate you or coerce you in any way. Firing or otherwise retaliating against an employee who files a workers comp compensation claim is against the law period. If you've been hurt on a job in Florida you owe it to yourself to speak to an experienced workers' compensation lawyer as soon as possible.
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If you've been hurt on the job in Florida you need to speak with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Coral Springs office directly at 954.755.7803 to schedule your free consultation. We proudly serve Florida residents including all of Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County and all points in between.