03-20-2012, 11:59 AM
Hi. I worked for one week at a company in PA (I was actually employed by a temporary agency to work for a heavy labor business). After working a week on the job I injured my foot pretty badly so on a Wednesday I reported the injury to my boss at the site. He told me "That's too bad, but I was planning on laying you off today". I asked how to proceed regarding my foot and he pretty much said it was too late as I was being let go. I called the Temp agency who indicated they would pay medicals but no comp. I went to a doc (as no one told me who to go to) who took me off work a week. Returned and was referred to a podiatrist. Result was two fractures of the foot and continued off work. It has now been three weeks off work. The temp agency never filed a claim. The biz where I was injured is saying I got fired before I reported the injury instead of b/c I reported the injury. Spoke to the temp agency today and they have me scheduled for a doc appt with their doc tomorrow. Any advice greatly appreciated. I spoke with a lawyer but he was of little help as I have no money for retainer.