Can I get fired while out on workers compensation?

Answered on Jun 26, 2014

It is a very difficult situation to be in post injury, unfortunately many employers are using terminations (often time hurting the reputation of the employees) as a device for claims management. This is a particularly dicey part of your claim, as it is unclear if you have come back with a suspension for earning the same amount of money. They could have cut off your benefits if that is the case and force you to prove your case (while not receiving benefits) – starving the claimant’s is another claim management technique. If you have restrictions and they terminate you, then you are entitled to a presumption that your disability is related to work. It would be a good idea to sit down with someone to figure out how to move forward if your employer is pushing you out.