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August 7th, 2019

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation and Retaliatory Discharge

Getting Fired While On Workers Compensation: Pennsylvania Wrongful Termination Let’s talk about Joe. Joe worked for company ABC for several years. One day he slipped and fell at work and hurt his shoulder. He was out for 5 months and when he came back on light duty his employer fired him. ABC said he was fired because he showed up late one day. Joe thinks he was fired because he had started a workers compensation case against them. What options does Joe have? An employer cannot fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. This is called retaliatory discharge. If you were hurt at work and got fired because you filed a workers’ compensation claim you may be entitled to further damages. To prove retaliatory discharge, the following must be met: The worker was an employee eligible for workers compensation The worker filed a claim or otherwise initiated the compensation process The employer terminated, threatened to terminate or otherwise caused harm to the employee The termination was caused by the employee’s initiating the workers’ compensation process Additionally, employers cannot fire workers who report workplace safety violations. If you think you may have been terminated unlawfully after filing a workers’ compensation claim, it’s time to reach out

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February 17th, 2017

What Everyone Needs to Know About Unfair Pay Practices

Did everyone but you get a workplace bonus? In 2014, McDonald’s made headlines when a lawsuit was filed  for unfair pay practices. The lawsuit which represents about 500 employees against… + More

February 4th, 2017

5 Worker’s Compensation Myths Debunked By Your Philadelphia Lawyer

Have You Been Injured At Work, If So, Don’t Fall For These Workers’ Comp Myths When it comes to work-related injuries some people choose not to file a worker’s comp… + More

February 1st, 2017

Have a Nice Trip: A Slip Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer to Fight For You

If you’ve experienced a slip, trip, and fall injury at work, consider this advice to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to. Bad things happen to good people. If… + More

February 1st, 2017

Late Pay Violates Federal and State Laws

Don’t let your employer rob you of your hard earned wages. Your first paycheck is probably one that’s etched in your memory as something you earned for the work you… + More

January 28th, 2017

Can I Sue My Employer if I’ve been Injured on the Job?

Workers comp claims can take an unexpected turn. If you’ve been injured on the job, is it possible to sue the employer instead of filing a workers compensation claim? Under… + More

January 26th, 2017

Workmans Comp by the Numbers

How numbers make a difference in your workers comp claim. Sustaining an on the job injury or illness can cause a hardship for you and your family. Workmans Comp is… + More

January 23rd, 2017

(Video) Victim No More: Fight Against Employment Discrimination Now!

Find relief knowing you’re following the right steps for your employment discrimination case. Every individual possesses the undeniable right to equality – the ability to retain their dignity and hold… + More

January 23rd, 2017

The Dummies’ Guide to Fairness and Treatment of the Worker

Sick and tired of problems from your employer? Learn about your rights. Are you a resident of PA working for a business? Do you have the feeling that your company… + More

January 21st, 2017

Top 4 Mistakes Workers Make After Suffering A Work Related Injury

Injured at work? You’re not alone, learn your rights and responsibilities regarding work related injuries. The Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Act’s definition of work related injury is any injury, medical condition… + More

January 12th, 2017

Why People Hate Lawyers (And What We’re Doing to Change That)!

What do you imagine when you think, “lawyer”? Let’s face it: lawyers have a bad rep. Why do people hate lawyers so much? It’s not hard to guess. We overcharge… + More

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