Las Vegas worker’s compensation laws can be complicated to understand, but a skilled personal injury attorney can help you get a handle on your situation. Still, one of the most difficult situations to understand is whether or not your employer can legally fire you after you have filed a Las Vegas worker’s compensation claim. There are a few key factors to consider here:
The Reason for Termination of Employment
An employer typically cannot fire an employee just for filing a worker’s compensation claim. If an employer ever gives worker’s compensation as the official reason for firing, the employee likely has a very easy case. However, most of the time, the employer will give something else as the official reason, and your Las Vegas worker’s compensation attorney will have to prove that the official reason is not truthful.
Here are some legal reasons employers can give for filing an employee who has filed a workman’s comp claim:
- showing up late to work
- refusal to participate in temporary light duty work
- not performing well during temporary light duty work
- calling in sick to work too many times
- a pre-planned mass layoff
- disrespect on the job or other misconduct
Even if your employer gave one of these reasons, a skilled Las Vegas worker’s compensation attorney may be able to prove that your workman’s comp claim was the real reason for firing. Reach out to an attorney today if you believe your termination was because you filed for workman’s comp.
Attorney for Las Vegas Worker’s Compensation
If you think you may be entitled to worker’s compensation, get in touch with Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys. You can contact us online via the LiveChat on our site, so you can start getting the answers you need right away.
You may also reach out to us by phone at 702-877-1500. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., but we are available 24/7 to take your call.
In a wreck? Need a check? Contact the Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys today. Our team brings experience, skill, and passion to your case. We even offer free consultations, so there is no fee for you unless you win your case.
Your attorney does not request payment unless you win your first, because your success is our top priority. We won’t give up on helping you receive Las Vegas worker’s compensation. Contact us today! We can’t wait to start on your case.