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Can My Employer Retaliate Against Me for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim in New Jersey?

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terminated employeeYou were hurt at work in New Jersey. You think you should file a workers' comp claim, but you are worried that your employer will retaliate. What's the right move?

You have rights as an injured worker. Under these rights, your employer cannot legally retaliate against you for filing a workers' compensation claim. However, that doesn't mean it can't happen. There are some circumstances where your employer may feel that the retaliation is justified.

Some examples of employer retaliation include:

Retaliation for a Filing a Worker's Compensation Claim is Illegal

If the retaliation stems from the fact that you filed a claim or are receiving workers' comp benefits, your employer is violating your rights as an injured worker. You may want to seek legal help from a Morristown workers' comp lawyer.

At Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., LLC, we understand how stressful life can become after a NJ work injury. You are likely feeling severe pain and wondering how you will be able to provide for your family. Our goal is to get you the medical care and benefits you need to get you back on your feet.

Manfred Ricciardelli has over 20 years of experience representing injured workers in New Jersey. With his help, you'll be able to focus more on your recovery and less on the legalities of your case. Contact us today at 973-285-1100 to set up a free initial consultation. To learn more about your rights as an injured worker, feel free to also download our free e-book: What the Injured Worker Needs to Know.

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