Q: I hurt my knee on the job on the FD and forced to resign, im on work comp, should I be getting a settlement?
A: In certain situations, the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Act, NMSA § 52-1-28.2, prohibits the employer from retaliating/terminating/pressuring resignation after an employee sustains a workplace injury and/or makes a claim for Workers Compensation benefits. Whether it applies to you would depend on the details of your employment, injury, and situation.
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