June 10, 2015
Thousands of Indiana workers are injured on the job each year. Many file workers’ compensation claims—but filing for these benefits can prompt numerous questions.
One of the most common concerns the Indianapolis workers’ compensation lawyers at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys hear is whether or not an injured employee can be terminated for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Our lawyers explain that the answer to that question can be complicated.
Indiana is an “at-will” employment state. That means an employer can hire, fire, promote, or suspend workers for almost any reason—as long as the reason is not discriminatory in nature. But according to the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board, an employee is entitled to Temporary Total Disability payments if he or she is fired because an injury prevents him or her from performing their job duties.
Knowing your rights as a worker is important, and the best way to protect your rights after a work-related injury is to speak with an Indiana personal injury attorney. The 24/7 legal staff at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys is ready to provide you with the assistance you need today—just dial 1 (800) 33-33-LAW.