Workplace Retaliation for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in Missouri

Injured workers who file for workers’ compensation are protected from workplace retaliation. Speak with an attorney 24/7 at (816) 399-3706

Employers in most states in the US, including Missouri, must purchase workers’ compensation for their employees to cover work-related injuries and fatalities. 

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The law is unequivocal about workers’ compensation, but it’s not uncommon for employers to retaliate against workers who file for workers’ compensation after getting injured. Similarly, some workers are apprehensive about filing for worker’s comp simply because they fear retaliation. Fortunately, the law protects workers from retaliation and unfair treatment from their employers after filing for worker’s comp. 

If you’ve noticed your employer acting unfairly towards you after filing a workers’ comp claim, here’s what to do.

Familiarize Yourself With State-Specific Laws

The first thing to do when you notice unfair treatment after filing your worker’s comp is to familiarize yourself with the labor laws that apply to you. Doing so gives you a firm grasp of your rights and instills confidence in knowing your actions are well within your rights.

While the Department of Labor website has plenty of resources on workers’ rights, you’re better off consulting an experienced workers’ comp attorney for proper guidance. These attorneys will leverage their vast knowledge and experience handling cases to make labor law easily digestible.

Keep Accurate Records of the Mistreatment 

After filing your worker’s comp, keep a detailed account of all cases of mistreatment and unfairness towards you. This may include reduced working hours, demotions, change in your work schedule, and even termination. Also, record or pay attention to any verbal or written communication that shows obvious mistreatment.

Report the Mistreatment

You could always report the unfair treatment to higher management. However, it’s not uncommon for top management to side with your manager, which could exacerbate the issue or even lead to termination. Either way, you can still seek legal reprieve should this happen.

File a Complaint With the Department of Labor (DoL)

The Department of Labor strives to protect all workers’ rights. Filing a complaint with the DoL or Workers’ comp board allows you to get justice for any unfair treatment by your employer, regardless of the reason. 

Contact an Experienced Workplace Retaliation Attorney

Navigating the intricacies of labor laws and workers’ compensation policies is challenging for most employees. A licensed and experienced Missouri workplace retaliation lawyer can give you all the legal guidance you need to circumvent your employer’s mistreatment and get compensated for your work-related injuries or illness.

Pursuing a Workers’ Comp Claim? We’re Here to Help

Employees can be difficult and sometimes unreasonable when it comes to matters regarding workers’ compensation. However, you don’t have to give in and compromise your health and legal rights.

Contact a Missouri workers compensation attorney at The Law Office of James M. Hoffman for assistance with your workers’ comp claim. Workers’ compensation is your legal right!

Get FREE Legal Advice

Call today to speak with an experienced Missouri workers compensation attorney!

Call (816) 399-3706
Updated: April 4, 2024

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