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Old 06-26-2015, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hurt on the job than fired after being put on LD

To whom it may concern,

After being unemployed for two months I found a job and started on 6/10/15. The second day on the I twisted my ankle and they sent me to the doctors office. I worked a total of 14.6 hours. 3 days later they made me attend a second doctors visit where I was told I was put on light duty for a minimum of 10 additional days. Later that day I received a call explaining that I was fired not due to my injury but because I wouldnt make the cut. Which I dont believe.
Is this legal? I still cant work for atleast the 30th and possibly longer without light duty.

Sincere thanks,
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Injured on the Job

Nearly all employees in are covered by workers compensation if they were injured on the job doing work related activity. Regardless of how long an employee has been working for an employer, or whether or not he/she is in a probationary or training status, coverage for Workers Compensation purposes begins on the first day of work.

If you get injured at work, under the workers' compensation system you are limited to get your medical benefits from the injury and a certain percentage of lost wages if you're out of work. However, if you can show that your employer terminated you or takes action against you because you got hurt at work or because you filed a workers' compensation claim, you may be able to file a lawsuit for the wrongful termination.

Most states make it illegal for an employer to fire their employee because they got injured on the job .

talk to an employment attorney and they can assist you in this case and let you know if you have a strong case
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