Fired For Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim In Texas? Our Attorneys Want To Speak With You.
Normally, Texas is a “right-to-work” state – meaning that your employer can fire you for almost any reason. However, seeking workers’ compensation benefits is a big exception to the “at-will” rule.
If you were injured at work and fired by your employer after pursuing a workers’ compensation claim, you likely have a case for wrongful termination.
A Bit About The Law In Texas
To win a wrongful termination case in Texas for filing a workers’ comp claim, you need to pinpoint the reasons for your firing. These types of cases frequently hinge on what is known in the legal world as “retaliation.”
What Is Retaliation?
Retaliation means that your employer has essentially “retaliated” against you or, in other words, taken an adverse or negative action against you. A retaliation can take the form of job termination, but it can and does occur in other forms, including unfair treatment for vacation or shift-change requests, demotions in job title, reduced hours, and loss of opportunities for a promotion.
And it can occur for many reasons – not just for filing a workers’ compensation claim – that include but are not limited to:
- Seeking legal advice on your workplace rights
- Talking with co-workers about possibly filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Making a workers’ compensation claim
- Notifying anyone in the company about suspicion of retaliation
- Hiring a lawyer to represent you in the claim
- Starting an administrative proceeding about a workers’ compensation claim
- Supporting another co-worker’s workers’ compensation claim
- Testifying or agreeing to testify regarding a workers’ compensation claim
If You Suspect Any Type Of Retaliation Relating To Your Workplace Injury, Contact Us For Guidance Today
At Packard Law Firm, our legal team has helped employees in San Antonio and surrounding areas who have faced these types of situations. With decades of collective legal experience, we can help offer advocacy and guidance for your specific situation.
We can discuss the strengths of your case, help you find applicable documentation and talk with you about the laws associated with your claims, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Wrongful termination cases are complex, and each case presents its own challenges. Our team has the skills and knowledge to fight for your rights. Call our office at 210-679-1930 or send us an email today. Se habla español.
Please note – it’s important to document all actions taken by your employer in relation to filing your workers’ comp claim. That will help us build your case.