Workers’ Comp Settlements And Your Job Status
When an injury happens at work, it can feel as if your whole job is thrown into question. Will you get fired after the accident? Can your employer force you to resign? What can you do to protect your job?
After nearly any work-related injury, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, and your employer cannot retaliate against you for reporting a workers’ comp claim. Protect your rights and your employment by working closely with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer.
Attorney Cliff Eley can answer your questions about settlements in Colorado and how a settlement may affect your job status.
Call us at 720-759-3064 for a free case evaluation.
Do I Have To Quit My Job To Settle My Claim?
It depends on your situation. In order for a settlement to be approved, you must submit a Uniform Settlement Agreement (USA) to the workers’ compensation court. This agreement cannot be made contingent on a resignation or similar nonworkers’ compensation related matter. This means that your employer may ask you to sign a separate agreement requiring your voluntary resignation. This resignation agreement can be made contingent on the approval of the USA by the court.
Your employer cannot force you to sign the agreement. If keeping your job is important to you, then we can find a method to get you the closure and benefits you need.
What If I Want To Quit My Job?
You are free to leave your job, and, in many situations, it may be beneficial to seek employment elsewhere. You may want to resign and, in many cases, still receive a settlement so you can move forward. We can guide you through this process and work to ensure that you receive the full benefits you need and deserve.
Contact A Workers’ Compensation Settlement Lawyer In Denver
Learn about the workers’ compensation process, how to obtain a settlement and more from an experienced and skilled attorney. Call us at 720-759-3064 or email us for a free initial consultation about your case.