Price, UT asked in Nursing Home Abuse, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Utah

Q: I got hurt/burnt at work, at a nursing home. Someone left oil and food on the grill and set off the fire alarm.

And in a panic I grab the tool to get grease off and other stuff off the grill and the oil was at the highest temperature. And when I scrapped the burnt everything off the oil went up the tool on to my hand and caused. 2nd-3rd degree burns from the tip of my finger to my nuckle. After a half hour of no medical supplies and only cold running water. I ended up telling them I had to go to the hospital. This burn hurts way to bad. And the lady told me to man up it dont look that bad. And wouldnt give me anything to put on it but one little packet of some gel but I clocked out and left. While leaving I got accused of doing drugs in the parking lot by a manager and said I needed to leave the grounds. While I'm in tears from the pain. They fired me, for not finishing my shift. But not one time did they ask ig I went to the hospital and told them to bill them and I got a call saying they are billing me. So that's why I'm asking what should I do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael C. Smith
Michael C. Smith
Answered
  • Provo, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: I'm very sorry to hear about your injury and the retaliation by your company. You probably have a workers compensation claim for your injuries and a wrongful termination. You should definitely speak to an attorney about your case. Best wishes to a quick recovery.

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