Even if you are on good terms with your employer before an accident or an injury at work, your work relationship can quickly turn sour if you decide to file a workers’ compensation claim. A common mistake that I see employees in the state of Ohio make is erroneously believing that their boss, or their place of employment, is their friend and looking out for their best interest. I’m here to tell you that this could not be further from the truth.
Shady employers will go out of their way to avoid paying workers’ compensation. This includes toeing the line of both legality and ethics, and while some employers are more overt and brazen about their disregard of either of these concepts, some can be much more subtle. That’s why you need to call me at 1 (800) 556-4769 immediately after an accident or injury at work for your free initial consultation to review your case.
The fact is, it is highly illegal to fire you after you file a workers’ compensation claim. Anything that can be seen as retaliatory is actually illegal, as well. OSHA’s (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Affordable Care Act was put into place to help protect you from sneaky, dishonest employers who may decide to go after you if you’ve had an accident or injury at work. This anti-retaliation law includes any acts that may seem like you’re being targeted after your claim, including:
- Cut hours
- Reduced wages
- Refused overtime
- Denying benefits
- Bullying (threats, intimidation, or coercion)
Your employer may try to be subtle about firing you, too. They may make it seem like you were laid off or terminated for an entirely unrelated reason, but you can see right through their act. That’s why it’s so important to file your claim right after the accident or injury – the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) may argue that you were filing your claim out of retaliation toward your employer.
An accident or injury at work can be devastating and life-changing. You may find yourself facing multiple doctor’s appointments for rehabilitation, and if you lose your job or find that you can’t work after the injury or accident, you may not be able to pay those bills. You shouldn’t have to be dealing with stress and anxiety on top of the pain and suffering from your injury, and if your boss illegally terminates you, that’s just insult on top of injury. That’s why you need my help.
As your lawyer, I know exactly what to do to help you get the financial compensation you deserve after a workplace injury. I also know exactly how to handle slimy employers who punish hard working people like yourself after your accident or injury. I don’t care if you work for a small business or a large corporation, I will represent you tirelessly to get you the justice you deserve. I take on Big Cases with Big Results.
I’ve served the greater Northeast Ohio area for over 40 years, and I’m now ready to serve you. As your lawyer, I’ll act as your advocate and a warm shoulder to unload your burden. I’ll give you my personal cell phone number so you can call me any time you need to talk about your case, even if it is in the middle of the night. I’ll also meet you anywhere you want to meet me to discuss your case, even if you want me to come to your home. It’s my pleasure to do the little things like that to help make this a little less stressful for you.
Don’t worry about money during this process, either. When I take your case, I’ll work on a contingency basis, which means that I don’t get paid unless you get paid. My fee comes from a percentage of your financial restitution. If you’ve lost your job because you were harmed at work and had filed a workers’ compensation claim, you can trust that I’ll get you the justice that you deserve – and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
DISCLAIMER “Please understand the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with a preponderance of the evidence.”