It is every employee's right to pursue any or all benefits provided under the workers' compensation laws. If it can be proven that an employer has taken action in retaliation for the filing of a claim, the injured employee may want to consult with an attorney about filing a civil lawsuit.
An employer may not threaten, fire, discriminate against, or interfere with an employee in any way for filing or pursuing a claim.
Any acts of intimidation are illegal and should be immediately reported to the state's labor department.
If you've been hurt while on-the-job, it is important to know two things:
1) your rights
2) the types of compensation available to you.
We at Loney and Schueller are more than happy to sit down with you and go over your rights with you, and discuss the numerous avenues we can take together to ensure you get the proper compensation.
Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485.