Injured On The Job? You Deserve Protection From Retaliation.
Some workers who suffer accidents or illnesses while performing their job duties experience retaliation after filing a workers’ compensation claim. Some common examples include reassignment to less desirable positions, wrongful demotion and wrongful termination. However, the law is supposed to protect you from retaliation.
We help enforce the law. Our attorneys at Rosenberg Sprovach Attorneys at Law use more than three decades of combined experience to advocate for the rights of Texas workers. We combine strength with compassion as we stand up for your rights and seek compensation for your damages, including lost wages.
What Is Section 451? How Does It Apply To Me?
Most people are unaware that Texas has a law that specifically protects employees who are fired after they report an on-the-job injury. This statute, known as Section 451 of the Texas Labor Code, makes it illegal for an employer to either fire or otherwise discriminate against an employee who files a workers’ compensation claim in good faith. The protection is extended to cover employees who report an injury to their company and are fired before a workers’ compensation claim is ever filed.
Employees who are wrongfully discharged for filing a workers’ compensation claim are eligible for compensation for their losses suffered. Texas employment lawyers often refer to this law prohibiting workers’ compensation retaliation as one of the easiest to prove in that the employee only has to show that the filing of the workers’ compensation claim or the reporting of an on-the-job injury was a reason (as opposed to the only reason) for the wrongful termination. Because Section 451 is a workers’ compensation retaliation statute, only employees who work for an employer that subscribes to workers’ compensation coverage will be protected from discrimination.
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No one deserves to experience retaliation, especially after reporting a workplace accident. Work with us to enforce your rights to workers’ compensation benefits. To schedule your initial consultation with our lawyers, call 713-369-5978 or click here.