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I got injured at work, I was denied workers compensation.

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I got injured at work, I was denied workers compensation. However my doctor put me off of work because my injury consist of a fractured rib, I was still out on medical leave and my employer terminated me . Is that legal?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Honolulu, Hawaii

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

It's at will, we became union and full time. I've been employed for 5years

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I filed with Hawaii state labor and have a hearing scheduled for Sept. 6,2017 at 10am. Should I have a lawyer attend with me?

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