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  1. #1
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    Default What Can You Do If You Are Fired Over A Job Injury

    Is there any recourse that can be taken, if you fired because of a work injury? My employer told me and in writing if I cant return to full duty(no restrictions) I will be terminated...and I was

    Thx

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    Default Re: Question about termination

    If you are not able to do the job they are not required to keep you. That's not the necessarily thesame as retaliating for filing a claim.
    If your employer is covered under FMLA they are required to keep your job open for 12 weeks. You may have additional rights under ADA you can file a complaint if any of these protections were violated

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    Default Re: Question about termination

    Thx....I wasnt sure....because I was working on light duty up till they fired me

    Thx
    again

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    Default Re: Question about termination

    For violations of FMLA contact the Dept of Labor - wage & hour division
    (1-866-487-9243)

    for work comp complaint information contact the bureau of workers comp
    (800) 482-2383

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    Default Re: Question about termination

    Thx SH...I will be contacting a lawyer

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    Lightbulb Re: Question about termination

    Kat, just a quick question, when you were working light duty and were fired, did your TTD payments start back up? Just curious! Thanks.

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    Default Re: What Can You Do If You Are Fired Over A Job Injury

    Sorry ST...I lost my bookmarks to the forum...TTD? you mean money from the insurance co. No I never missed anytime till I was terminated, and I never recieved any money...I had to get a lawyer, and he has filed for the claim & penalty petition.......My question, is if I win these petitions, and Im rewarded penalty, do they have to pay my lawyer fees, as in the 20% weekly also?

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    k

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    Lightbulb Re: What Can You Do If You Are Fired Over A Job Injury

    You pay 20% of the total amount an Attorney wins for you. My Attorney won a Superceadus Hearing for me, and from that point on, he receives 20% of my weekly checks. But you have to remember, he has been to a total of 9 Hearings for me so far, and probably has a minimum of 15-20K invested in Dr.'s Depositions and other expenses. If I win a lump sum Settlement, he gets 20% of that also. I guess it all works out in the end?

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    Default Re: What Can You Do If You Are Fired Over A Job Injury

    How long does it take for a decision from the judge?

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    Lightbulb Re: What Can You Do If You Are Fired Over A Job Injury

    That varies depending on the case load of the Judge, along with the amount of Testimony and evidence in your case. There is no clear cut time limit in Pa., I've been at this going on three years now, and I don't see the end coming anytime soon! Patience is the key to assure you get the most you deserve, and you must have an Attorney you Trust! Best of Luck, and I hope everything goes Well for you!!

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