Workers' Comp Lawyer Handling Employer Retaliation
Have you Been Affected by Employer Retaliation?
Texas law protects all Texas workers who are injured at work and present a workers' compensation claim for benefits. It also protects any who are testifying in a workers' compensation proceeding. Any employer who attempts to retaliate against a worker due to the filing of a claim is in violation of Section 451.001 of the Texas Labor Code, which provides that "A person may not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against an employee because the employee has: (1) Filed a workers' compensation claim in good faith; (2) Hired a lawyer to represent the employee in a claim; (3) Instituted or caused to be instituted in good faith a proceeding under [the Texas Workers' Compensation Act]; or (4) Testified or is about to testify in a proceeding under [the Texas Workers' Compensation Act]."
There are many ways an employer can retaliate against an employee who has filed or threatened to file a workers' compensation claim. Actions such as termination, lay off, cut in pay, demotion, transfer to another department, ridicule, and many others. Any one of these actions is against the law and if it can be proven as retaliation can entitle you to reinstatement of your former position, monetary compensation for lost wages, compensation for mental anguish, stress or inconvenience, and punitive damages as well. Contact a competent workers' compensation attorney from the Malaise Law Firm to find out more about your options in this matter.
Defending You Against Employer Retaliation
Being injured at work can be stressful as well as emotionally and physically painful. We understand what your are likely going through and believe that having to also handle retaliation against you for filing a claim is not to be tolerated. The Malaise Law Firm has over 40 years experience in the San Antonio area, assisting injure workers to handle their claims, fight denials and pursue benefits they are entitled to. If you have filed a claim or are thinking of filing one but fear retaliation from your employer, know that our aggressive and caring workers' compensation lawyers have the knowledge and skill to fight for your workers' compensation rights and to pursue compensation for any violation of the law. Our legal staff is well equipped to present a strong case and go to trial as necessary.
Being the victim of an employer's retaliation due to filing a workers' comp claim is serious business. Call a workers' comp attorney from the Malaise Law Firm to discuss your legal options.