What should I do?
4 attorney answers
The facts in your question suggest that you did not have a personal injury claim arising from your car accident.
The facts further suggest that the car accident did not occur while you were working since you do not mention a workers' compensation claim.
In either event, if you had such claims and did not file them, the two-year statute of limitations prevents filing them now.
My recommendation is that you contact an employment law attorney to review the circumstances of your discharge and determine any remedy that might be available.
If you have been unable to work for physical reasons, you should also confer with an attorney who handles Social Security Disability claims. If you worked for your employer for ten years, you should be covered by Social Security if you meet the disability criteria.
If you did file a workers' compensation claim that was approved, then you should definitely consult with a qualified workers' compensation attorney.
Without further information, the foregoing is the best advice that I can give at this time.
You should contact an FMLA attorney as soon as possible. You may still be able to file a case if an attorney can prove a willful violation. Many attorneys offer free consultations.
This information above is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have questions about your individual circumstances, please consult with an attorney. Please feel free to contact the firm. However, contacting the firm does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Mr. Stouffer is correct in stating you could potentially have claim for FMLA Retaliation. Contact an employment attorney as soon as possible to discuss your potential claim in more detail.
Attorney James J. Hux
Hux Law Firm, LLC
It sounds like you definitely could have a claim under FMLA. Because your employer acted willfully, you have 3 years from the date you were terminated. Also, you can bring a claim under Ohio's Civil Rights law for disability discrimination within 6 years. You should contact an employment or discrimination attorney for an initial consultation. Many offer free consultations.