Will I Lose My Job?
Chances are that when you arrive for your free initial consultation at Downer, Walters & Mitchener, P.A., you will have questions regarding your workers' compensation claim. A job-related injury brings fear and uncertainty of the future. You want answers to allay those fears. Simply put, like many others who come to our firm, you want to know about the possibility of losing your job for filing a workers' comp claim.
Charlotte Workers' Compensation Attorneys at Your Side
The simple answer to, "Will I lose my job," is that you shouldn't. North Carolina laws exist to protect injured workers from a retaliatory discharge for filing a workers' compensation claim. Terminating your employment over an accident that caused injury is illegal and requires protection from an experienced attorney at Downer, Walters & Mitchener, P.A.
If you can no longer perform the basic duties of your previous job, your employer or insurance carrier may offer vocational rehabilitation, starting with an evaluation. You may be brought back to work within certain restrictions. Refusal puts your benefits at risk.
In the end, you need an attorney at your side to guide you through a complicated process and help you make good decisions. A simple misunderstanding could leave you not only injured, but also unemployed with no source of income.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding your rights under workers' compensation laws, please contact us. Se habla español.