Is There Job Security While On Worker Comp?

For those who are out on workers comp, the easiest way to have job security is to file paperwork under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA provides injured workers with compensatory benefits for up to 12 weeks per year without risk of losing your job while you recover. Federal law requires all employers to comply with this. Even if state law allows companies to fire someone while on workers comp, federal laws carry more weight. The employer is required to at least try to find a position for someone after he or she returns from disability leave. The only way a company can deny the person a position is if they cannot afford to pay the person to work in any position for the company.

The key to maintaining job security while collecting workers compensation is to make sure everything is done by the book. As long as the correct paperwork has been filed, any employee in America should still have a job to return to when he or she has sufficiently recovered from injury. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer when dealing with workers compensation. Workers comp lawyers ensure clients are treated as the law demands and as an employee deserves.

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