Dealing with Retaliation after a Workers’ Comp Claim
Austin employees who have been injured in the course of performing duties related to their jobs have a right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits to cover the resulting unexpected and often overwhelming costs and lost wages. In addition to the physical pain, suffering an accident on the job can cause employees a great deal of mental anguish as serious injuries can threaten one’s employment opportunities in the future.
Unfortunately, there are far too many employers out there who become angry after having to pay for an injured employee. Some of these employers resort to petty and illegal actions in an attempt to punish the employee for filing a claim. This type of behavior is called retaliation.
The attorneys at The Melton Law Firm know how important your job is to you. You depend on that income to support yourself and your family, and any undue threat to your livelihood is reprehensible. If you are dealing with retaliatory actions in the wake of a workers’ compensation claim, call us today at (512) 330-0017 to learn more about how we can help.
Proving Workers’ Comp Retaliation
The state of Texas allows employees the opportunity to prove that retaliation has occurred. For this reason, it is in your best interest to keep a detailed record of any adverse treatment you receive after your workers’ compensation claim is filed. Some examples of retaliatory behavior are:
- Unwarranted demotions
- Sudden changes in responsibilities or position
- Decreased pay
- Undeserved disciplinary actions
The process of filing a retaliation claim can be somewhat tricky, and inexperienced individuals who choose to pursue legal action on their own often make mistakes that cost them dearly. If you are considering filing a retaliation claim, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced and qualified attorney.
Contact an Austin Retaliation Attorney to Learn More
At The Melton Law Firm, our retaliation attorneys have dealt extensively with condemnable employers who mistreat their employees out of spite. If you are in this situation, let us help you seek justice for the treatment you received. Call our Austin offices today at (512) 330-0017 to speak to a representative right away.