What If My Employer Threatened Me?
If, when you were injured or discovered that your employer did not have workers’ compensation insurance, your employer threatened to fire you or retaliate in some other way, know that there are programs in place to protect you.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration created the Whistleblower Protection Programs in order to protect any workers who report an injury on the job. If an employer has retaliated, the employee can file complaints with both the state and federal OSHA within 30 days of the alleged retaliation.
You should also contact a workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help protect you and assist you with navigating this difficult time. An attorney can help you fill out claim forms correctly, advise you about other ways you may obtain compensation, speak with insurance companies on your behalf, negotiate an appropriate settlement, and represent you in court.
How Can I Afford An Attorney?
At the Disability Guys, we are completely aware of the financial strain that our clients are already under when they seek our help. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis. Our fees come directly out of the compensation that we obtain for you. If we don’t win your case then you owe us nothing. That way, you can rest easy knowing that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.