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Should you be afraid to file a workers’ compensation claim?

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filling up a work injury claim formMany 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.

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