Can I Be Fired If I am Hurt at Work?
Our Workers’ Compensation department is lead by Jim Mogul, a certified workers’ compensation attorney*. If you have been injured at work and need assistance with workers’ compensation benefits, contact Jim today for a free case evaluation. There is no fee unless you recover compensation.
Your employer can terminate you after you suffer and report a work related injury, but the employer still must pay you workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, unless you are a member of a union with a collective bargaining agreement or you have a specific employment contract, we are all considered employees at will in Pennsylvania. So your employer can fire you if you report a work injury if you are injured and disabled and unable to do the job. However, the employer and its workers’ compensation insurance company must pay you workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured and disabled.
*Certified as a Specialist in the Practice of Workers’ Compensation Law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as Authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.