Florence, OR asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Oregon

Q: Can an employer fire you when you get hurt on the job and your claim accepted by workers comp?

My workers compensation claim was accepted and medical treatment started. My employer terminated me 3 weeks after the accident and now I am denied any monetary benefits. Should I consult a workers comp and employment attorney?

Thank you. I reside in Oregon

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You should consult a worker's compensation attorney to deal with the denial. They can still terminate you, they just cannot do it because you filed a worker's comp claim. As in, they cannot retaliate against you for filing the claim. If you were drunk driving forklifts off the loading dock, they can still fire you for that, even if that was how you were injured.

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