Retaliation Issues Related to Workers’ Compensation

If you have been hurt while performing your work duties, you should not have to fear you will be fired or reprimanded for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Employer retaliation is illegal and should not be tolerated.

At Sousa & Minogue, LLC, our lawyers are committed to helping Connecticut workers understand their rights under federal employee rights and state workers’ compensation laws.

Fear Losing Your Job If You Claim Workers’ Compensation?

Since 1993, our Shelton workers’ compensation law firm has successfully represented UPS truck drivers, construction workers, police officers, firefighters and other workers in cases involving employer retaliation resulting from safety and health complaints that lead to workers’ compensation. Some types of employer retaliation include:

  • Getting fired from job
  • Demotion
  • Poor performance reviews
  • Failure to promote
  • Wage issues
  • Threats and intimidating actions
  • Lost benefits (vacation, scheduling, insurance, etc.)
  • Transfers, reassignments and reclassifications
  • Unwarranted disciplinary action
  • Poor employment references

According to the law, no employer is allowed to terminate employees because they have filed workers’ compensation claims. If you have been fired after filing a work injury claim and you are forced to sue your employer, you may be entitled to back pay as well as attorneys’ fees.

When you consult Sousa & Minogue, LLC, our attorneys will work with you to learn about your workplace injuries and help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to receive. We will thoroughly investigate your case while working to uncover any OSHA violations your employer or co-workers committed that resulted in your injuries.

Contact Our New Haven Employee Rights Attorney Today

We invite you to contact Sousa & Minogue, LLC, at 800-807-2893 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your retaliation issues related to workers’ compensation. We represent clients in Shelton, in Bridgeport and throughout New Haven and Fairfield counties. Our law office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend and after-hours appointments are available upon request. For the convenience of our injured clients, we can travel to their homes or hospital to meet. Se habla español.

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When I injured my back at work my employer denied that my injury occurred at work. Because of this they would not pay me disability benefits and pay for my doctors’ bills. Since my back injury was so serious that it required surgery I could not work. My not having a pay check placed my family in a bad situation.
Although many of the issues in my case were complex, Attorney Sousa constantly met with me to explain what was going on with my case. He answered all my questions. Without the legal assistance I received from Sousa & Minogue, LLC , I do not know where my family would be today.

— Alfred S.

The law firm of Sousa & Minogue, LLC has represented me in my worker’s compensation claim as a result of injuries to my neck, back, shoulders and knees that I sustained while working as a truck driver for United Parcel Service.

— George B.

Around six years ago my wife and I were going through some severe medical conditions which were attributed to work related injuries. We had no money coming in and things were beginning to get pretty hectic. I didn’t know what to do.
When I came to Attorney Sousa I was in financial difficulties and had bill collectors chasing me all over the place. He was able to get me the money I needed and the surgery to fix me. I owe my life to Attorney Sousa.

— Robert and Elizabeth S.

I worked at UPS as a package car driver, while working, my truck was struck by another vehicle. The other driver was at fault. I sustained serious injuries, that with the assistance of great doctors and my family I have recovered from.

— Max T.

I have worked at Sikorsky Aircraft for over 32 years. As everyone knows who works there, our jobs are physically demanding and as a result we are often injured in the course of our employment. This is what happened to me. I injured my back while working.

— Ruth W.

I retained Attorney Sousa to represent me when I was injured at work. Initially I was concerned that if I pursued a claim I might lose my job. Attorney Sousa explained to me the law protected me from my employer discharging me because I filed a workers compensation claim.

— Bruno Z.

I worked for UPS at the Stratford terminal for fifteen (15) years as a package car driver. While working I sustained a number of serious injuries, injuries that required multiple surgeries and caused me to miss a significant time out of work.

— Brian L.

I was employed by the City of Stamford for over 25 years. During the course of my employment I sustained a serious injury to my back. I retained Attorney Sousa to represent me with respect to my workers’ compensation claim.

— Ronald C.