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What to Do if Your Employer Threatens You After Filing a
Workers’ Compensation Claim
Suffering an on-the-job injury can be both physically and
emotionally painful. Sometimes employers may subtly
threaten to make your life difficult if you suggest getting
lawyer involved. Workers’ Compensation is a provision
design to help those who have been hurt to receive prompt
medical care and lost wages.
What Insurance Companies May Do
Workers’ Compensation is not perfect, which usually means
injured workers will most likely encounter some bumps along
the road to both physical and financial recovery. Insurance
companies may reluctantly recommend you see a specialist
who may then downplay your injury.
The doctor may refuse to run various tests that would help treat your condition. Doctors may even insist
that you return to work even though you are far from recovering and still in pain. Sometimes things
escalate to a point where you have no choice but to get lawyers involved.
What Happens When An Attorney Steps In?
While not all Workers’ Compensation claims require attorneys, there are some instances where hiring an
attorney will help to reduce some of the stress and worry that you have about receiving proper care and
compensation. For example, if you are suffering from a serious physical injury that will require a lot of
therapy and rest you may want to get a lawyer involved if your employer is insisting that you return to
Anticipate A Change In Your Employer’s Attitude
Do not become alarmed once your employer’s attitude towards you changes once you become injured.
Your employer may be skeptical of your injury and even result to hiring an investigator to track your
every move and make sure that you are not off on some cruise in the Caribbean. Your employer will look
for any activity to negate your claim so it is important not to abuse the system.
There are many options available for those who have been injured on the job. A red flag should be raised
if your employer does not want to discuss workers compensation but wants you to return to work
immediately. If you feel that your employer may try to take advantage of you while you are already in a
weakened state seek the help of legal counsel immediately from our Long Island Workers’
Receive a Free Work Accident Compensation Consultation
Robert Golan PC is ready to help you and to discuss your case. We can help you get started with your
Long Island Workers’ Compensation case. Contact our experienced injury attorney to find out your next
Even if you have already applied for Workers’ Compensation on your own, have been turned down, or
are currently stuck in the process, contact us. We canhelp with your case. Call us at 516 586-3910 for a