New Haven Workers' Compensation Retaliation Attorney
Why do employers retaliate in workers' compensation matters?
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 New Haven
Axelrod & Associates has effectively served the needs of residents throughout New Haven,
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.