Being injured on the job can be stressful no matter what profession you’re in. Many people who call my office, however, have one specific matter on their mind—can their employer sue them in retaliation of them filing a worker’s compensation claim for their injury?
In the state of Ohio, employers cannot take punitive actions against an employee for filing a workers compensation claim after they’ve suffered a workplace injury.
If you have filed a worker’s compensation claim for an injury that occurred on the job and you fear your employer will fire you due to this, it is important to understand your rights as an Ohio worker.
OSHA, under the Affordable Care Act, notes that all employees are protected from retaliation.
Retaliation is “not limited to firing”, but can also include:
- Laying off
- Denying benefits
- Denying overtime
- Reducing hours
- Reducing pay
If you or a family member feels that the employer has retaliated against you and violated your worker rights, you have 180 days from the action to file an action in the county common pleas court.
Over the years practicing as a workplace accident attorney, I have consulted with many injured workers who fear retaliation after filing a workers’ compensation claim.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, do not hesitate in calling me.
Work-related accidents can quickly become unmanageable without an attorney and could result in you or a loved one being taken advantage of by the employer. Call me today for your free consultation.
As your Ohio workplace accident attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.