When you get hurt on the job, or sustain an injury that leaves you unable to work temporarily or permanently, you deserve some assurances that you’ll be taken care of in the long run. You could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, or to Social Security Disability. If you are not eligible for those programs, however, you might need to file a third-party liability lawsuit, or file a claim under a different program provided by the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, or Jones Act, depending on your work.
If you were wrongfully terminated in retaliation for filing a claim for workers’ compensation, you may also be entitled to damages. Give us a call, and tell us about what happened. We can help you find the resources you need, or file a claim on your behalf.