Wrongful Termination After A Work Injury

Like most employees, you want to get back to work as soon as possible following an injury on the job. After a long and painful recovery process, the last thing you expect when you return is to be fired. Although circumstances vary, in El Paso, Texas, it is illegal for your employer to fire you merely for reporting a workplace injury or filing a workers' compensation claim.

At Davie, Valdez & McElroy, P.C., our attorneys are there to investigate your case and hold unlawful employers accountable for wrongful termination.

Exercising Your Rights

In some situations, your boss's decision to let you go may have nothing to do with your accident, for example if the company is laying off many people. You may be a victim of retaliation and wrongful termination, however, if:

  • You are fired while receiving medical treatment.
  • You experience discrimination.
  • Your boss blatantly violates the terms of your contract.

Additionally, your firing may be unjust if it is based on a disability.

Approaching The Next Steps

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, it is important to understand your rights. Our firm is there to give you clarity on your legal options. We assist with documenting emails, medical bills and all other evidence relevant to your case. In the event you are offered a less than favorable settlement, we pursue better in litigation.

Helping You Recover

Whether you were hurt in a construction, medical facilities, toxic exposure or any other kind of workplace accident, our law firm is there to help you and your family recover. Reach us by phone at 915-838-1100 or online to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer.