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.