New Haven Attorney for Workers' Comp Retaliation
Why Do Connecticut Employers Retaliate in Workers' Compensation Cases?
Looking for a Connecticut lawyer for workers’ compensation retaliation?
Workers' compensation benefits are available to employees injured
in work-related accidents. The insurance offers benefits and compensates
for costs associated with recovery and lost wages due to an inability
to perform their duties in the workplace.
Many employers continue to pay their workers' compensation insurance.
They follow the required procedures for an injured employee and good employers
are concerned that their employee receives the deserved benefits. There
are some companies actively seeking to minimize their overall insurance
costs by discouraging employees from filing insurance claims, making the
situation very difficult for the injured worker who hopes to keep their
job and does not want to endanger their ability to continue to work for
their employer, and we recognize that these matters may need to be addressed
carefully and with skill.
Simply discouraging an employee from seeking rightful workers' compensation
benefits in the event of a workplace accident is legal, but it is illegal
to retaliate against those who make the decision to move forward with
a workers' comp claim. If an unethical employer fails to convince
an injured worker from filing a claim then the employer may resort to
other measures of retaliation such as creating a
hostile work environment, demotion or termination.
If any of these occur, you should strongly consider consulting with a
New Haven employment discrimination attorney who knows how to proceed on your behalf, and can carefully manage your
case. To build a case against any employer it is helpful to have as much
documentation as possible to present to the opposition and in support
of the employee. As a result, an employer is often inclined to settle
quickly rather than face exposure of wrongdoings, and we are skilled at
working with an employer to bring these issues to a resolution with the
least stress and difficulty for our clients.
Workers Compensation Retaliation Lawyers in Connecticut
Axelrod & Associates has effectively served the needs of residents
Bridgeport in cases involving workers' compensation retaliation, and has consistently
provided favorable outcomes either in negotiating a settlement or in some
cases, moving forward to pursue a court decision. The firm has handled
retaliation cases involving unions, learning institutions, and many cases
in the public and private sector with complex employment issues. We believe
in the legal protection of your rights in cases of workers' compensation
retaliation and we will fight hard to make sure you get the best result possible.
Contact a New Haven workers' compensation retaliation attorney
if you have filed a workers' compensation claim and feel that your
employer may retaliate.