It doesn’t seem fair, but there is no law in Georgia to prevent an employer from dismissing an injured worker who is collecting workers’ compensation payments. Unfortunately, many workers are fired after a work injury. That is why it’s important to talk to a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney. You may be entitled to extended workers’ compensation benefits if you’ve been fired and are unable to find work.
If you were injured on the job and have been fired, a workers’ compensation lawyer from Parsons & Associates, P.C. can help. With offices in Atlanta and Savannah, we have more than 18 years of experience standing up for injured workers. Contact Parsons & Associates, P.C. to speak directly with Michael about your legal options. We offer personal service and we will return your call within 24 hoursWhat You Need to Know If You’ve Been Fired While Receiving Workers’ Comp
Georgia recognizes employment at will. That means, in the absence of a written employment contract, an employer can terminate a worker at any time as long as it’s not for an illegal reason such as retaliation for reporting a work injury or claiming workers’ compensation. An employer in Georgia cannot fire an injured worker as retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Employees injured on the job are entitled to payment of medical bills and income benefits for any days away from work after seven days. You’re entitled to benefits no matter who caused the accident. A company that dismisses a worker who is receiving workers’ compensation benefits and is unable to work may have to pay workers’ compensation benefits for a longer period of time if the fired worker cannot find other employment.
An employer may wait until an injured worker receives a release from the doctor and then dismiss the worker because the employee would no longer be eligible for compensation benefits. If this describes your situation, please let an aggressive workers’ compensation lawyer at Parsons & Associates, P.C. review your situation. We may be able to help you obtain additional benefits.
Employers have a legal duty to maintain workplaces that are safe and free of recognized hazards that cause injury to workers. If you’ve been injured on the job, then dismissed, talk to a highly qualified workers’ compensation attorney at Parsons & Associates, P.C.. You have a limited amount of time to claim workers’ compensation.Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you’ve been dismissed in Georgia while you’re unable to work, seek experienced legal help. A workers’ compensation attorney at Parsons & Associates, P.C. can help you receive the benefits you need and deserve. We have offices in Atlanta and Savannah. Remember, you don’t owe us a fee unless we obtain benefits for you.