Have You Been Fired While Recovering From a Work-Related Injury in North Carolina? 

May 22 , 2024

At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys know if you were fired while recovering from a work-related injury in North Carolina, you may have several options and protections under state and federal law.

We work closely with employment law attorneys throughout the state to protect our clients from workers’ compensation insurance companies and their employers.

North Carolina law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you were fired because you filed a claim or received workers’ compensation benefits, this could be considered wrongful termination. We can help.

Fired While Recovering From a Work-Related Injury in NC

How Can a North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorney Help with My Wrongful Termination?

Even if you are fired, you are generally entitled to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits as long as you are medically eligible. This includes medical treatment and temporary total disability benefits.

Speaking with our workers’ compensation attorneys at Ramsay Law Firm—who work closely with skilled employment lawyers in North Carolina—can help you understand your rights and the best course of action.

Whether your termination was lawful or if it constitutes retaliation should be assessed by a skilled attorney who can determine if it is best to file a complaint with the North Carolina Industrial Commission or a lawsuit in civil court.

If your termination violates other employment laws—including the Americans with Disabilities Act or Family and Medical Leave Act—you might have additional claims for discrimination.

In addition, depending on the circumstances of your termination, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Being fired while recovering from a work-related injury can be challenging, but you have rights and options. Consulting with our skilled workers’ compensation lawyers, who have close partnerships with experienced employment law attorneys, can help you understand your benefits. Taking appropriate legal action can help protect your interests and ensure you receive the support and compensation you deserve.

Have You Been Injured at Work in North Carolina?

Our dedicated Mecklenburg County workers’ compensation law firm provides free consultations to all employees who have suffered a workplace injury in North Carolina by calling 704-376-1616 or contacting us online.

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