Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Retaliation Laws
An injury at work can arouse many emotions as you are in physical pain, you are unable to work and you have financial and medical issues to deal with from the accident. Fear of losing your job due to filing a claim should not be an emotion that is stirred up however.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is an at will state meaning an employer can let an employee go at any time with no warning for any reason. It is important to understand that there is a difference in being fired out of the blue (perhaps due to downsizing) and being fired in response to filing a workers compensation claim.
Your employer cannot fire, demote, suspend, reduce your pay, refuse to hire or promote, or discipline you for filing a workers’ compensation claim for a workplace injury or disease you incurred. If you have been subjected to such actions, it is imperative that you contact our attorneys in order to help you get the legal award you deserve.
If you have been terminated for filing a workers’ compensation claim against your employer in Pennsylvania you have rights that need to be protected. I am Norristown Workers’ Comp Lawyer James V. Monaghan and I will help you get the compensation you deserve for your wrongful termination. Under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law, any employee or job applicant cannot be discharged for filing a workers’ compensation complaint against their employer.
How to File a Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Complaint
Filing a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation is extremely complex and should only be handled by an experienced workers compensation attorney. Even one misstep on your part, provided you are filing the claim yourself, can result in you being disqualified from receiving benefits and financial compensation.
If you have been fired in response to filing a workmans’ comp claim your situation has become significantly more complex.
If you have been injured on the job in the Ambler, King or Prussia, Plymouth Meeting or Norristown, Pennsylvania areas it makes sense to retain an attorney focusing their practice on workers compensation claims and cases.
Contact A Pottstown Workers’ Compensation Attorney
I am Montgomery County Workers’ Compensation Attorney James V. Monaghan and I am here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve against your employer. I firmly believe that you should not be punished for filing a workers’ compensation claim against your employer. If you have lost your job, been demoted, promoted, or subjected to any harassment by your employer for filing a claim, contact my office for a free consultation.
I offer free consultations to those who have been injured at work in Pennsylvania.
I am certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.