Hurt workers are already dealing with enough. They should not also have to put up with retaliatory actions from their employers. To learn more about this issue, read below.
You Have Rights
Previously, hurt workers took action after a workplace accident by filing a civil suit. The advent of workers' compensation insurance meant that hurt workers could be protected against certain employer actions while still being paid for their medical expenses and more.
Identifying Workplace Retaliation
Both your employers and your co-workers can perpetrate workplace retaliation. It can be obvious or subtle, but you are sure to notice the changes. Below are just a few examples of workplace retaliation to watch out for after you return to work:
Speak to a Lawyer
Workers who face retaliation just for using the insurance benefits that were meant for them can act. You don't have to put up with being miserable after you have already been through a workplace accident. Speak to a workers' compensation lawyer if you experience problems with your claim at any point. Some workers, unfortunately, notice problems both before and after they return to work. Some employers harass the hurt employee by phoning them every day. Some may even visit the hurt worker at their home to encourage them to stop accepting insurance benefits and get back to work.
What to Do
Follow the below tips to ensure that you are protected from retaliatory actions after filing a workers' compensation claim:
Finally, speak to your workers' compensation lawyer. They understand the federal laws that protect hurt workers and will act on your behalf. Some hurt workers may be entitled to money damages for retaliation. Speak to a workers' compensation lawyer to find out more.Share
8 August 2022