Many injured workers who contact us are fearful about filing a workers’ compensation claim. If they still work for the same employer, they are fearful that the employer will retaliate, give them the cold shoulder, and/or be unhappy with their decision to file a claim.
In Indiana, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer purchased workers’ compensation insurance to cover them in the event an employee is injured. If your employer gives you a hard time after you file a claim, that is something you can discuss with an attorney. Good luck.