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I had an injury at work but the company says it did not ...

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I had an injury at work but the company says it did not happen there. I have gone to the company Dr. and have been placed on Limited duty. I may have to have surgery on my knee. I have heard through the grapevine that I will be terminated as soon as I am released to return to full duty, Do I have a case?
You have a case if you can prove the injury happened at work. Under Worker's Comp laws the company must have proof that your injury did not happen at work to deny you benefits. If they terminate you for suing for your benefits or trying to exercise your rights to Worker's Comp, then you have a retaliation claim against them. You should contact a lawyer to pursue your Worker's Comp claim because attorney's fees are covered by Worker's Comp. Additionally, document everything you learn about their desire to terminate you once you return to full duty, so you will have it if they try to retaliate against you.

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