Q: I am a warehouse worker. I got injured at work. I don't know my rights.
If I go through workers compensation, will it affect my record for the future opportunities for similar jobs? Would I lose my current job that I got injured while doing if I go to workers compensation for medical attention?
I am sorry to hear about the injury that you have recently suffered while in the course and scope of your employment. It is illegal for your Employer to fire you in retaliation for instituting a Claim for Workers Compensation Benefits, however, unless you are a Union Employee, you may be Terminated from employment for other reasons as you are technically and "at will" Employee.
If you have not done so already, it is imperative that you Notify your Employer that you sustained a work-related injury and seek medical attention for same.
Thereafter, it would be my recommendation that you contact an Attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Law to schedule a Free Consultation and discuss your rights and remedies resulting from your work-related injury. Most Attorneys will accept your Case on a Contingent Fee Basis.
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