Workers Compensation

How can I appeal if my workers compensation is denied?

Can I sue my employer for getting hurt on the job?
When you are injured on the job, you will be able to recover compensation from your employer only through workers’ compensation law. There are some limited circumstances which allow you to file a lawsuit against your employer in civil court including if your employer intentionally hurt you or if your employer has insufficient workers’ compensation insurance, or no workers’ compensation insurance

Can you sue workers compensation for pain and suffering?
In addition to lost wages, reimbursement for medical treatment, and compensation for any permanent impairment, you may be able to sue for pain and suffering and punitive damages. You will not be able to receive any compensation for pain and suffering through worker’s comp, but you can seek a personal injury lawsuit for this item. If you’ve developed a mental or emotional disorder because of your physical work-related injury, you may receive extra compensation.

Can you lose your job while on workers comp?
Most employers will not come right out and tell an employee on workers’ compensation that their workers’ compensation claim is the reason they are being terminated. An employer cannot terminate your employment as retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

Can you be fired for suing your employer?
Deciding to sue your employer is never easy, but it is sometimes necessary. If you’ve experienced harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination or a workplace injury, sometimes your only recourse is legal action. You will need a valid legal claim against your employer such as discrimination, harassment, or a negligent workplace injury.