Merrillville, Schererville, Crown Point, St. John, East Chicago, Hammond, Gary Retaliatory Discharge Attorneys
Many injured workers are worried about more than recovering their health. Many are afraid that their employer will fire them for filing a worker’s compensation claim. While employers do sometimes retaliate against injured workers, you should know that it is illegal for employers to do so. If you have been terminated or have suffered other forms of retaliation after filing a workers’ compensation claim, you are entitled to compensation from your employer.
At Dugan & Rybicki in St. John, our Northwest Indiana workers’ compensation lawyers represent injured workers in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and options if you have been injured at work.
Here are some examples of illegal employer retaliation:
- You are fired after filing a workers’ compensation claim.
- You are demoted after filing a worker’s compensation claim.
Not all job changes following a work injury can be considered retaliation. For example, your employer may offer you a light duty assignment when you are well enough to work part time or do less demanding work. You are required to accept a light duty assignment if it is offered and you are physically able to do the work.
If you feel you are a victim of employer retaliation, you should contact a lawyer soon as possible. Do not take any actions on your own without obtaining legal advice.
For More Information About Retaliatory Discharge
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Lake County and Porter County retaliatory discharge attorneys, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.