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Can I be fired because I file a Workers’ Compensation claim or because I hire an attorney for my case?

The short answer is NO, not legally. Your employer cannot legally terminate you because you had a work injury or because you hired an attorney. You are entitled to know your legal rights and to file a legitimate claim for a work injury.

However, do not let the above facts confuse you into thinking that your job is protected because you got hurt at work, because that is not the case.