When an injury occurs on the job, many people start to fear for their career, since they may be physically unable to carry out their tasks as a result. If you have been injured as a nurse, it is important to remember that you are entitled to financial support to help you through the duration of your injury.
It is very common for injured workers such as nurses to worry that they might get fired while they are recovering from their injury. It is never legal for an employer to fire you because you are needing to claim workers’ compensation. It is, however, possible that they fire you for other reasons while you are seeking workers’ compensation. They must be able to show, in this case, that the reason for the firing was not related to your workers’ compensation claim.
What should I do when I have been injured as a nurse?
The first thing that you should do is to take care of your injury and treat it as a priority. If it can be proven that the injury occurred as a result of work activities, you will be entitled to workers’ compensation, which will mean that certain medical costs will be covered and some of your lost wages will be reimbursed.
What should I do if I get fired while I am recovering from my injury?
If you are fired while you are recovering, it is important that you seek a good reason for why you have been injured. All injured employees seeking or claiming workers’ compensation have legal protection from an injury-related job termination. Therefore, if you have any reason to suspect that this may be the reason that you have been fired, it is important to consider taking action.
Any type of injury that has occurred while working as a nurse should be addressed, because it is important to consider whether unsafe working conditions are to blame.