Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Were you fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim? Watch this video to see how our Lowell Workers’ Comp lawyer can protect your rights.

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Question:

Can I be fired for reporting my work injury?

Answer:

I got a call the other day from a gentleman who was out on a work injury and his company let him go. The question was, can they do that? Unfortunately, in Massachusetts, there’s nothing in the workers’ comp law or other statutes that prevents that.Fired for Filing a Workers' Compensation ClaimThe employer is entitled to replace an injured employer if they’re out for an extended period of time. There is a preference in rehiring, so if that employee was eventually able to go back to that job and the employer was hiring, they would have to give that employee preference over anyone else that hasn’t worked for them prior.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured during work and have questions about being fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim? Contact a Lowell workers compensation lawyer at The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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