Based on the information you have provided, you have every right to open a workers compensation claim. It also sounds like your boss is a bully. You would be well advised to consult with a local workers compensation attorney to help you protect your rights.
If you are injured at work you have the right to file a workers compensation claim. You as about a "legit claim." If the injury occurred at work, and you were an employee, then i assume your case would be "legit."
I agree that your boss may be an issue if you are being written up for reporting an injury the next day. You may have another claim for that. A consultation with an attorney may be a wise choice at this time.
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i also agree that you need to get a consult with a good workers' comp attorney. One of the best in the San Diego area is Olga Mandel 619.644.2907. I suggest you give her a call. Tell her I sent you and she'll give you a FREE consultation and help get you on the right track.
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