It can be uncomfortable to tell your boss about a workers' compensation claim. If you are injured and still able to work, you may fear that your boss will give you fewer opportunities. You may be scared of retaliation or being passed over for a promotion.
The law affords some protection from retaliation or being fired as a result of filing a workers' compensation claim. Your employer is not required, however, to hold your job for you if you need to go on extended leave due to your injury.
If you have filed a workers' compensation claim and are worried about your boss finding out, speak with attorney Cliff Eley. With more than 30 years of workers' comp experience, Cliff Eley has the knowledge and the resources to assist you with every aspect of your workers' comp claim, from notifying your employer to appeal. Contact us by email or call us at 720-644-8759 for a free case evaluation.
Do I Have To Tell My Boss About My Injury?
In order to receive workers' compensation benefits, you must notify your employer. This does not always mean, however, that you must notify your supervisor. Depending on your work situation, it may be possible to notify HR or another member of management about your injury. We can provide you with advice about reporting your injury, and we will work diligently to protect your reputation and confidentiality as much as possible throughout the process.
Will My Boss Be Contacted About My Workers' Compensation Claim?
It is possible that your boss will be contacted, but it will depend on your situation and the circumstances that led to your injury. If your claim is investigated, your boss may be questioned regarding the accident. Additionally, if you work for a small business, telling your boss may be entirely unavoidable. Most workers' compensation attorneys do not contact the employer but rather, deal directly with the insurance carrier.
You do have rights after a work injury and we can help you protect your rights. Turn to Eley Law Firm for skilled representation and trusted advice about notifying your boss about a claim.
Contact Our Workers' Compensation Law Firm In Denver
Speak to a lawyer about your workers' compensation claim and maintaining your confidentiality. Call our office at 720-644-8759 or email us to schedule a free consultation with lawyer Cliff Eley.