Lawyers.com Answers: Can I be fired for making a workers’ comp claim?

In nearly all states, employees who file a workers’ compensation claim are protected from retaliation by their employers. If you’re employed in one of these states, your employer cannot legally fire you, lower your wages or take other actions against you for exercising your rights under workers’ compensation laws. If you’ve been fired after filing a work injury claim, a lawyer can help you understand what relief might be available to you.