Getting injured at work is stressful enough on its own. Dealing with an employer retaliating against you because you filed a workman’s compensation claim is an unnecessary added stressor.
Retaliation in the workplace is a severe problem that many Texas are currently facing.
Employers in Texas are prohibited from retaliating against employees who file a workers’ compensation claim relating to an on the job injury. If you believe your employer has retaliated against you for submitting a workman’s compensation claim, you may have the right to pursue a case against your employer.
What is Considered to be Workers’ Compensation Retaliation?
Employers in Texas often target workers’ who file workers’ compensation claims because it causes their insurance premiums to rise, they fear the employee will get hurt again, or a loss time accident is reported. You do not have to be fired to be experiencing retaliation from your employer. Retribution from an employer comes in several forms, such as being fired, job termination, lay-off, suspension, reduction in pay, a significant change in job duties, or undesirable job transfer. If you believe your employer has targeted you or is treating you differently following a workplace injury, you may have a workers’ compensation retaliation case.
I Have Experienced Workman’s Compensation Retaliation in Texas. What Do I Do Now?
If you have been fired, discharged, terminated, suspended, laid off, demoted, or your salary/wages have been reduced, after filing a workman’s compensation claim, we want to help you. We do not tolerate workers’ compensation retaliation, nor should you. We fight Texas employers who retaliate against their workers because they filed compensation claims. Texas law protects you from employers who take such unlawful actions against its workers.
How Do I Know If I Have a Good Case?
Taking action against an employer who has or is currently retaliating against, you can feel overwhelming. The first step you can take is to reach out for legal help. If you have been fired, discharged, terminated, suspended, laid off, demoted, or your salary/wages have been cut after filing a workers’ compensation claim, please contact an attorney to evaluate your case.
Employers think they can get away with retaliating with little to no consequences. That is not true. They can face repercussions, and we want to help you by fighting on your behalf.
Who Can I Talk to About My Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claim?
Our law firm is experienced in workers’ compensation retaliation claims, and we are ready to listen to your experience. Reach out to us today to have an attorney reach out to you to discuss your interaction with your employer.
You can contact The Button Law Firm at 214.888.2216 or fill out the form below, and we will have someone from our office reach out to you. We pride ourselves in serving Texans and doing more to keep you moving forward.