Hire an experienced workers compernsation attorney immediately. The top workers compensation lawyers in Maryland and Virginia would tell you that you can not be fired for filing a workers compensation claim. If you were injured on the job and the injury appears to be permanent in nature than you to hire the best workers compensation attorney available.
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You can be fired for about 250 reasons, except directly for being old, a minority, disabled, pregnant, a woman, or filing a WC claim. However, if you have a dirty shirt, answer the phone on the 3rd ring, or come back 2 minutes late from lunch, your goose can be cooked.
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Kansas law does not allow your employer to fire you because you re-injured or you may re-injure yourself because of work related assignments. I assume what you are saying is correct, then you probably have a claim against your employer. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913 233-2133 if you have questions.