defending against workers comp retaliation

Standing Up Against Retaliation in Workers' Compensation Cases

At Vargas Guerra, LLP, we are committed to protecting the rights of employees in Texas who face retaliation for filing or pursuing a workers' compensation claim. Understanding your rights and the legal protections available is crucial, and our experienced legal team is here to guide and support you through this challenging experience.

What is Workers' Compensation Retaliation? Workers' compensation retaliation occurs when an employer takes adverse action against an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim or exercising their rights under the workers' compensation laws. Such actions can include termination, demotion, reduced hours, or other forms of discrimination.

Legal Protections for Employees in Texas

Texas Workers' Compensation Act:

  • The Act prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for filing a workers' compensation claim.
  • Employees who experience retaliation can file a lawsuit in civil court against their employer.

Understanding Your Rights:

  • Employees are entitled to file for workers' compensation without fear of retaliation or discrimination.
  • Retaliatory actions by employers are illegal and can be subject to legal action.

Signs of Workers' Compensation Retaliation

  • Sudden negative performance reviews after filing a claim.
  • Changes in job duties or position without a valid reason.
  • Hostile behavior or comments from supervisors or management.
  • Unexplained reductions in hours or pay.

How Vargas Guerra, LLP Can Help

Expert Legal Representation: Vargas Guerra, LLP specializes in handling cases of workers' compensation retaliation. We offer dedicated legal support to employees who have been unfairly treated after filing a workers' compensation claim.

Our Services Include:

  • Assessment and Advice: Evaluating your case and advising on the best course of action.
  • Representation: Representing you in legal proceedings against your employer.
  • Negotiation and Litigation: Negotiating settlements or pursuing litigation to seek justice and compensation.

Take Action Against Retaliation with Vargas Guerra, LLP

If you've faced retaliation after filing a workers' compensation claim, you have rights that need to be defended. Vargas Guerra, LLP is here to stand up for you. Contact us for a consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options for seeking justice and compensation.

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