Westerville, OH asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Ohio

Q: Can I sue my past employer?

I got hit by a forklift in my back, filled out paperwork, went to the hospital, and am getting bills in the mail from the hospital since I quit. While I was working there I got head butted in my nose by my line lead and was witnessed by a supervisor. I had to fill out paperwork. I was the told if I talked about it I would be fired while on work premasis. I quit that job and use them as a reference at my new job, and they told my hr that I worked there from Nov 17th through Dec 17th when I have pay stubs proving I worked through June. So I had a Descreptancy case at my work which makes a new employee look bad, my previous employer is making me feel harassed and tormented.

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: For what it's worth, depending on what happened, you may be entitled to a Workers' Compensation claim for some of your injuries. I would contact a Workers' Compensation attorney for the circumstances regarding the forklift incident and headbutting incident.

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