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Post-Termination Workers’ Comp Claims

Post-Termination Workers’ Comp Claims

Can I File a Workers’ Comp Claim After Being Fired?

Yes. You are allowed to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after being let go by your employer if the following are true:

  • You have recently experienced a legitimate, work-related injury.
  • Your injury has created damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, reduced ability to perform job-related duties, etc.
  • Your injury took place within the past 30 days. (If you have developed an occupational disease or repetitive stress injury, you may be able to file a claim if less than 2 years have passed since you became disabled.)

Challenges You May Face When Filing a Post-Termination Workers’ Comp Claim

Should you file an injury claim after being fired, you will likely experience some push-back from your employer’s insurance company. You are by no means automatically barred from receiving the benefits you deserve just because you have been let go, but your employer’s workers’ comp insurance provider will inevitably be more skeptical of your claim. They may view your request for payment as a way of exacting revenge on your employer or compensating for your lack of work.

There may be additional time limits, depending on your circumstances and injuries. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long and losing access to the payment you need to afford the costs associated with your recovery. Connect with an experienced legal professional immediately in order to increase your chances of obtaining a positive outcome.

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Serving Greenville for Over 100 Years

At Christian & Davis LLC, we understand how workers’ comp works—and we are determined to make sure it works for you. We provide personalized, attentive legal representation for injured employees in Greenville and throughout South Carolina in order to make sure big insurance companies don’t overlook the hard-working people in our community. If you find yourself in the confusing position of having been terminated and needing to file for workers’ compensation, connect with a member of our team right away in order to get the help you need.

Call (864) 408-8890 today to schedule your free, confidential consultation with one of our knowledgeable workers’ comp lawyers in Greenville.


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