I worked for an employer that kept me on call 24/7 for 4 months doing roadside work and worked me long hrs during the day all because another employee quit. After 4 long months I got hurt and filed workers comp for my hands. Judging from this employers past I recorded him and me in conversation 2 times 1 time we was in his office and the next time we were in his personal vehicle as he was taking me home. Some of this evidence can be used as proof when it comes to my claim because I was out of work for 20 days over injury and workers comp was denied over a doc that didnt see me when 3 other docs was saying this was job related. My lawyer doesn't give me much if any help and my hearing is soon. A week after returned for full duty employer had hired 2 new employees and fired me. I am currently fighting unemployment even after I showed proof that I wasnt working when employer said I was employed full time.
You did not mention it here, but you may actually have a claim for workers' compensation retaliation. This occurs when your employer retaliates against you after you file a workers' compensation claim. You should speak with an employment law attorney to discuss your situation in more detail and see what claims you may have. Some will offer free initial consultations.
Attorney James J. Hux
Hux Law Firm, LLC
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