Workers' compensation simply works as a compromise between worker and employer. It essentially has the worker forfeit the right to sue the employer for damages and it expects the employer to take responsibility for the injury or illness.
However, when a person chooses to file for workers' comp after being injured at work, an employer may take the case into their own hands and retaliate against the injured worker.
These types of cases can be seen when an employer does not want to pay out workers' compensation benefits or if they truly believe that the injured employee is scamming the system.
In any case, lashing out against an injured employee is never acceptable! As a workplace injury victim, you have rights!
By calling a Raleigh workers' compensation lawyer, you can learn those rights and find out how you can help bring justice to this situation.
If your employer has displayed any of the following forms of retaliation or discrimination, immediately call the legal team at the Whitley Law Firm: not promoting a deserving person, demotion, giving poor performance reviews, cutting wages, isolation at work, refusing to rehire, threats or harassment, interfering with the claim, giving a negative employment reference and more.
Additionally, those who have been threatened or retaliated against for siding with an injured worker may also take legal action.
To learn more, contact the Raleigh workers' comp attorney from our office today!
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