I hurt my foot, I went to the hospital for it and took my doctors note into work they let me off for 2 weeks on sick time. I called my employer to see when my next work day is they never put me back on schedule they gave my hours away and told me I was fired and non re hire able they wont give me a reason why. I'm still injured, they won't even pay me my paid time off, it's been since October and still no answers
Yes! You need a work comp attorney (who files 132a claims) and an employment attorney to look at the wrongful termination aspect of your claim. From what you have said so far, nothing is being done correctly, which means that you will need a lawyer to help fight for your rights/health. Most of us provide free consultations and work on contingency. I suggest talking to someone soon so you can get the help you need soon.
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Yes it appears you need a workers compensation attorney as soon as possible. If it was a work related injury your company is required to provide things such as medical treatment and disability if you are taken off work due to your work injury. It does not seem like any of that was done. Use the find a lawyer tab on AVVO for a workers compensation attorney in your area and get a consultation, which is free.
Sorry you are going through this. I am in the same choir. Your employer has totally disregarded you and you need some help. So why not at least get a free consult with one of us. All the best.
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Yes, given the above circumstances, if your injury occurred at work, it sounds like your employer has not followed through with their legal obligations. Having an experienced attorney in your corner can help you protect your legal rights and obtain the necessary medical treatment and benefits you are entitled to and deserve, as well as potentially advocate for you against any discriminatory action taken by your employer. A consultation with an experienced workers' compensation attorney can be a great help to getting your case fully evaluated and on track to receiving the proper benefits.
You have several claims.
You have workers’ compensation claim against your employer, as well as a civil claim for wrongful termination and discrimination.
Having the same attorney handle both claim can save you some time and money in the long run, but make certain you have an experienced attorney.
In regard to the attorney fees, both workers’ compensation cases and wrongful termination/discrimination cases are done on what is called a contingency fee basis.
For you, this should mean you do not have to pay any fees up front. Instead, a percentages of the settlement is paid to the attorney once the case(s) is settled.
Should you need anything additional l, feel free to send a message.
Michael J Holmes
Attorney at Law
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You will need a worker's compensation attorney and an employment (disability discrimination) lawyer.
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