What Happens If You Lose Your Job While Receiving Florida Workers' Comp Benefits?
It is only natural to wonder what will happen to you and your Florida workers’ compensation benefits if you lose your job while you are out of work recovering. It is true, that your employer cannot fire you in retaliation for you filing a Florida workers’ compensation claim. However, they can let you go for other reasons. For example, your employer may simply not have the ability to hold your job while you are out, they may have to fill it so that their business can continue to operate. In this case, your employee is within their right to relieve you of your job.
If you are concerned about the terms by which you were let go from your job call Stephen M. Andrews for help and for answers to your questions. It may be that you were lawfully terminated from your job or you may have a case where your employer unlawfully exacted retribution against you because you filed a claim. If there is evidence to support your employer firing you because you filed a Florida workers’ compensation claim Stephen M. Andrews will fight on your behalf so that you are treated fairly and so that your rights are protected.
Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Job Loss
It is very common for workers who are severely injured in a workplace accident to be eager to get back to their job if they have to stay home to recover from the harm they sustained in their accident. While the employee is out getting the treatment they need and healing, their employer may decide to terminate their employment. There can be several reasons why. An employer may be forced to replace you to keep the business running smoothly or your employer may be angry at you for filing a Florida workers’ compensation claim and the resulting rise in their premiums that they have to pay.
Under Florida workers’ compensation laws, your employer doesn’t have to hold your job for you when you are away from work due to your injuries. If you are receiving Florida workers’ compensation benefits and while you are out you get the news that you lost your job, you are still likely to continue to receive your benefits until you have reached your maximum medical improvement. Also, it doesn’t matter how your accident takes place, Florida is a no-fault state so even if something you did lead to your accident you can still receive benefits.
Take Your Case to a Tallahassee Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today
There are instances where an employee legitimately and lawfully loses their job while they are out of work after their workplace injury accident. There are also many instances of employers firing their employees unfairly to attack them because they filed their claim. If you believe you are being mistreated and that your employer fired you out of malice Stephen M. Andrews can help.
Stephen M. Andrews is a Tallahassee workers’ compensation attorney that will make sure your best interests are represented. Call today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Stephen M. Andrews at (850) 906-9599.