Can I Still Have A Workers Compensation Claim If I Quit Or Get Fired?


Posted by: Brookside Admin

Many people here in Oklahoma still are unsure on some of the circumstances surrounding their workplace injury and how it affects their job. Here at Armstrong & Vaught, we answer a lot of different questions concerning on the job injuries and this particular question is one that most workers are worried about. Do you still have a workers compensation claim if you quit or if your employer fires you? Here is the answer to this question provided by our Workers’ Compensation attorney, Craig Armstrong:

Under Oklahoma law an individual is entitled to advance a workers compensation claim regardless of the status of their employment following their injury. In most situations it is wrongful for an employer to terminate an employee because the worker got hurt. However that termination does not prevent the injured worker from still advancing a workers compensation claim.

If you have other questions about an on the job injury or your current workers comp claim here in the Tulsa, OK area, please call us today at 918-582-2500 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

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