Answered on Jan 8, 2015
It is a common risk management technique to fire people after a WC injury, the insurer is trying to make your wage loss about something other than the work injury. That is to cut off their responsibility for wage loss benefits. This often create secondary issues, as you mention, which is called a Shick claim (termination for a WC claim). It also often creates discrimination issues under the ADA. It sounds as if they are relating the termination and the injury, would is a good fact for you. Either way, if you are unable to work and you have not had the wrist injury fully vetted, you should get in touch with a WC attorney, consults are free for most such attorneys. Good Luck.