Can You Be Fired For Pursuing A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

You have been hurt on the job, you are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim, and perhaps your employer is threatening to fire you.  First, your employer cannot legally fire you for suffering an injury at work.  There is a specific section in the Workers’ Compensation law that says your employer cannot terminate you.

In practice, however, an employer may make it difficult for you when you return to work.  If you work for a large company, you may qualify for additional protections under the Family Medical Leave Act.  The FMLA provides you twelve weeks of job protection following an injury sustained in the course of your employment.

There is additional legislation – both federal and state – that can protect you.  We can discuss the details of your individual case to determine the best course of action.

To learn more about workers’ compensation law, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website at If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (855) 237-9390. I welcome your call.

Gaylord Popp

Offices in Edison, Trenton and Cherry Hill
Toll-Free: 855-237-9390
Local: 609-246-0669

Trenton, NJ Office
850 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 308
Trenton, NJ 08628
Phone: 609-771-8611
Toll Free: 888-716-8086

Edison, NJ Office
2300 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: 732-548-6611

Cherry Hill, NJ Office
1814 East Route 70
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Phone: 856-673-4147