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Terminated after 5 years right after my back injury on the job

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  • Terminated after 5 years right after my back injury on the job

    I worked as a procurement specialist and jack of all trades for a international corporate office. I had worked there for 5 years. In January, I injured my back lifting a heavy printer in the basement. I reported the incident to the HR department and my manager and finally made it to the doctor about a month latter after trying the wait and see if it heals approach.

    In March, I was put on a PIP (performance improvement plan) and comlied with all weekly assignments and told all was going well. After a few weeks, I was told to document all of my policies and procedures. I turned them in a day early and was told by my manager and all was well and no news was good news. The next day, I was pulled into a side room and terminated. The reason was I failed to meet the requirements of the position.

    Since then, I have been seeing doctors for my back pain and they are treating me. Now the workers comp insurance company is not paying my bills anymore and arguing with the doctors treatment and I cant get my meds approved at Walgreens.

    Was the company right in firing me while I was being treated for a work related injury? Am I entitled any money for them doing so? If anyone can help, that woule be great.



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    You can be terminated in spite of having a WC claim; you can't be terminated because of it.

    It's not possible to know whether your WC claim factored into the decision to terminate you (although the situation looks suspect) but between that and the fact that you are having problems with the WC carrier, I strongly urge you to consult with a local worker's comp attorney.


    • #3

      I will be very happy to assist you please contact me via private e-mail at [email protected] or you can call me at 217/390-4299 Linda ie LMay


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