One of the biggest concerns that people have when they are hurt at work is about the future of their job. The news and the internet are filled with horror stories about employers who turn a blind eye to their worker's safety, and then fire them once someone gets hurt. This leaves the employee out in the proverbial cold with mounting medical bills and no visible way out. We often field calls from people who are worried to the point of tears about their family and how they will continue to care for them without their jobs if they file a claim. We know it’s hard, but if this sounds like you, it's important to breathe and remember one main thing: It is not legal for an employer to fire you simply because you file a workers compensation claim. This is often difficult to remember at the time of the injury, but it is something that you should know. Keep repeating this fact to yourself. You cannot legally be fired for your work injury. If you believe that your employer is preparing to fire you, let your attorney know. Keep a detailed journal that explains why you think this may be happening and anything else odd that happens to you at work. See if you can get a coworker to back up your claims if possible. If there is nothing else that would normally result in your being fired, then you should definitely bring it to your attorney's attention. Remember, we are here to help you get what you deserve. If your employer has told you not to file a workers compensation claim despite the fact that you were hurt on the job, you should immediately contact an attorney. This is especially true if an employer threatened you in order to try and keep you from filing. It is unlawful for your boss to do that, and if it has happened to you it most likely has already happened to someone else or will the next time someone gets hurt. Letting someone know that this happened can help prevent someone else from going through the same struggle that you are. If something like this happens to you, you should call Collier Law Firm for a free consultation. We will do everything we can to get you the help and compensation that you deserve. Let us help you today!