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Workers Compensation Retaliation In Orange County


When you are injured at work, you might have a right to file for workers’ compensation benefits. If your employer fires you or retaliates against you for exercising this right, you may be entitled to additional compensation from your employer under California Labor Code §132a. If you are hiring a workers’ compensation attorney and were retaliated against for pursuing a workers’ compensation benefits, it is very important that you hire an attorney who will not only pursue your rights for workers’ compensation disability benefits but also for §132a penalties.

I am Karl A. Gerber, founder and lead trial attorney of the Employment Lawyers Group. Our attorneys represent employees in all types of employment disputes, including wrongful termination. Contact us to discuss your case and explain your options. We handle cases all across California.

Can My Employer Fire Me if the Accident Was My Fault? This is a very complicated legal issue we recommend you consult an experienced attorney about.

Retaliation for Pursuing Workers’ Compensation Benefits

It is illegal for your employer to fire you, demote you or take adverse actions against you for:

  • Having an on-the-job injury
  • Filling a workers’compensation claim

Examples of times when you should consult an attorney include:

  • You and your doctor disagree, about your care, when you are able to return to work
  • You do not believe your employer is sending you to the right or neutral doctors
  • You have a permanent injury
  • You cannot go back to your given profession due to your injury
  • You need to be out of work a long time
  • Your employer will not accommodate your work injuries

Contact a California Injury Attorney

To schedule a consult with a work injury lawyer, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla español.