Fired After A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
By law, employers in North Carolina are not allowed to terminate an employee or demonstrate any form of retaliation against a worker who files for workers’ compensation benefits following a workplace injury or work-related disease or disability. Penalties for retaliation are severe, including all appropriate workers’ compensation benefits and back pay, including payment for medical treatment.
Additional Punitive Compensation May Be Available
Per the North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA), the terminated employee may also be entitled to receive punitive damages, paid by the employer.
If you feel you lost your job in North Carolina because you suffered a work-related injury and filed for workers’ compensation, talk to a retaliatory discharge attorney at Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C., in Asheville. We are an aggressive team of experienced workers’ compensation and civil litigation lawyers with a record of successful representation when protecting the rights of workers.
Learn more about our North Carolina workers’ compensation services at these information pages:
What qualifies as a workers’ compensation claim?
Workers’ compensation timeline
Workplace injury third-party claims
Workers’ compensation appeals
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
Did you experience retaliation at your workplace because you filed a workers’ comp claim? Call Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C. at 828-348-6957 or use our convenient email contact form to arrange a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees or case preparation costs if we cannot help you obtain workers’ compensation benefits.