Losing First Responder Benefits

Do you have questions about being fired or losing first responder benefits after filing a workers’ comp claim in Florida? Watch our video and call us today.

Question:

Can I be fired or lose my first responder benefits if I file a claim?

Answer:

Losing First Responder Benefits One of our attorneys was speaking at a union meeting to a group of first responders, and the inquiry came from several members whether or not they could be retaliated against or terminated as a result of filing a workers’ compensation claim. In Florida, if you file a workers’ compensation claim, you cannot be terminated or retaliated against for filing the claim in and of itself. An employer, however, can terminate an employee for cause or for medical inability to return back to work.

If you feel that you have been terminated and that termination is not for cause, or that you have been retaliated against for filing a workers’ compensation claim, we invite you to contact our office so we can discuss your options with you.


Have you or a loved one been injured at work as a first responder and have questions about losing first responder benefits? Contact experienced Florida Workers Compensation Attorneys at Oliver & Fox today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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