Arlington, TX asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Texas

Q: Do I have any recourse on either of these?

I was hurt late last summer as I fell/thrown off the side of a goose neck trailer. I was taken to a Concentra for a drug test not for my injury. I never went to the doctor thinking I was just bruised and also having no insurance. I also never said that my back was still hurting because of the ridicule from the boss and fellow employees and possibly losing my job as I am over 50. On 04/17/20 was let go and have no chance at insurance. On a side note I believe I was let go for because of my age. I was told I was being released because my performance was not up to par for being there as long as I had been. This is also after hiring someone half my age and the fact that i just got a raise a month ago.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: I'm sorry for your ordeal. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be treated as a personal injury case because it looks like it took place in the course of employment. In terms of no insurance, if there was workers' comp if effect, that might have covered medical expenses. A WC attorney could offer more insight there. In terms of the age issues of being 50/younger replacement, you could try to see if an employment attorney would offer a free initial consult. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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