• Please excuse our dust
  • We are continuing the redesign of our forums
  • We'll get there eventually!
Hello There, Guest! Login Register


Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Fired while on worker Comp
#1
Ok so workerscomp doctor took me off work which was from feb 15 thru march 15 which is 30 days, They fired me on the 18 of Feb because I didn't show up to work when I took the Doctors excuse to them on the 15th of Feb what can I do or are they right
 
Reply
#2
Welcome to the forum.

Are they right?? I don't think so. I don't think anyone should be fired because they got injured.

Unfortunately, it does happen and yes they can do it unless you are covered under the FMLA.

If your dr. has you off work due to an injury. You may be able to collect monitary benifits while the dr. has you off work. For more specific info.. You would need to let us know what state you are in.
8-05, Micro laminectomy/disectomy. 10-05 lumbar fusion L5-S1. 2-07 exploritory surgery. 12-07 medical implant, Spinal Cord Stimulator. now receiving SSDI. Jesus died for our sins. Soilders died for our freedom.
 
Reply
#3
abe2141 Wrote:Ok so workerscomp doctor took me off work which was from feb 15 thru march 15 which is 30 days, They fired me on the 18 of Feb because I didn't show up to work when I took the Doctors excuse to them on the 15th of Feb what can I do or are they right
Ok I live in Texas and I got hurt at work and they took me to the doctor and he took me off work for one month and my company fired me for not showing up when they knew I had been taken off work
 
Reply
#4
http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/employee/b...s.html#ibs
8-05, Micro laminectomy/disectomy. 10-05 lumbar fusion L5-S1. 2-07 exploritory surgery. 12-07 medical implant, Spinal Cord Stimulator. now receiving SSDI. Jesus died for our sins. Soilders died for our freedom.
 
Reply
#5
the answers depend on the situation.
does your employer have work comp insurance?
is your employer covered by Fmla?
those regulations provide some protection for employees.
 
Reply
#6
1171 Wrote:the answers depend on the situation.
does your employer have work comp insurance?
is your employer covered by Fmla?
those regulations provide some protection for employees.
Yes my company have workers comp and yes they have FMLA but they told I cant use it since I was injured on the job
 
Reply
#7
You have been given some bad info. FMLA is a Federal Program, that protects the job of an injured worker for 12 weeks. FMLA and Workmans Comp can run together....
 
Reply
#8
Okay, so what I see here is an employment problem. Does the person wish their job back? if so, once that is answered I think we can put them in a better direction also.
Reply's are intended solely for informational purposes. They are based on personal opinions, experience, or research and are "not to be taken as fact or legal advice", otherwise, always consult an attorney or a doctor.
 
Reply
#9
Your employer is incorrect (FMLA does not exclude workers comp injuries - it includes them)
put your request for FMLA in writing to your employer and keep a copy.
this will support any complaint/investigation that is made.
here is the FMLA site
(you can file a complaint with them and send relevant information to your employer)
http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/index.htm

you can also file a complaint with the Texas Dept of Insurance here
http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/consumer/complfrm.html
(send a copy to your employer.)

make sure you send in the claim form.
 
Reply
#10
1171, they been FIRED, how they going to do that now? They first need to get the FIRED changed in my opinion. But, maybe the employer will just say they made a mistake too...
Reply's are intended solely for informational purposes. They are based on personal opinions, experience, or research and are "not to be taken as fact or legal advice", otherwise, always consult an attorney or a doctor.
 
Reply
  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Question How to make worker's comp pay for re-education? batfish55 1 818 05-30-2015, 12:15 PM
Last Post: 1171
  *** NEW Investigative series on Worker's Comp *** 1171 3 786 03-06-2015, 12:37 PM
Last Post: 1171
  Injured While on Worker comp darrinb 4 910 10-29-2014, 02:57 PM
Last Post: darrinb
  Help! Need Advice for Louisiana Worker's Comp Louisianawc 2 999 08-27-2014, 01:23 PM
Last Post: Louisianawc
  SSDI and Worker Comp ReachedMMI2013 23 4,313 08-01-2014, 02:15 AM
Last Post: 1171
  Worker comp offset for ssdi FLORIDA mindwarped 1 1,686 12-08-2013, 09:18 PM
Last Post: 1171
  Fired while on workman comp in New york city olimpiot 3 3,287 11-13-2013, 03:57 PM
Last Post: ChimarenTaylor
  worker comp question potubby1 1 1,382 09-24-2013, 03:08 PM
Last Post: 1171
  Worker,s Comp deborah52 3 1,834 08-27-2013, 03:29 AM
Last Post: deborah52
  Oklahoma rolls back Worker Rights in comp 1171 3 1,684 05-08-2013, 08:50 PM
Last Post: Manley2

Forum Jump:


Browsing: 1 Guest(s)