WINTER PARK WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWYERS
If you have been discriminated against, terminated or otherwise treated improperly due to your filing or proposed filing of a legitimate workers' compensation claim, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. This not only compensates you for the harm you have suffered as a result of your employer's actions, but also holds the company accountable for trying to dissuade employees from utilizing the workers' compensation system.
At Morgan, White-Davis & Martinez, P.A., our Orlando workers' compensation and wrongful termination attorneys will actively pursue valid claims related to termination, harassment and other inappropriate actions related to workers' compensation claims. We help clients navigate the complex system surrounding these claims, and we serve as trusted guides at every stage of the process. Our experienced team of litigators is known throughout Central Florida for providing high-quality legal representation and for obtaining many favorable results in these and other matters related to workers' compensation.
WHAT IS A WORKERS' COMPENSATION WRONGFUL TERMINATION CLAIM?
Although these matters are sometimes referred to as wrongful termination cases, they do not apply to all situations where an employee is mistreated or discharged from a job. It is a violation of Florida law for employers to discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce an employee based on that employee's valid workers' comp claim. This does not cover termination that results merely because an employee did not get along with his or her boss or because of improper treatment by the employer; these claims only apply to situations where the mistreatment or discharge was tied to the filing or proposed filing of a workers' compensation claim.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER WRONGFUL DISCHARGE FOR FILING WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM IN FLORIDA?
If your situation falls under the protection afforded by Florida law, we can help you file a circuit court pleading — which is separate from the administrative workers' compensation system — and pursue a claim for lost wages and all other applicable damages. These matters are exceedingly complex and require ample evidence to prove misconduct on the part of the employer. As such, it is necessary to get our attorneys involved in the process as soon as possible so that we can build a strong case on your behalf.