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Work-Related COVID-19 Termination Questions

Work-Related COVID-19 Termination Questions

During this unprecedented time of economic hardship with the coronavirus, we’re seeing many employers who are simply not doing the right thing. Employees often don’t know what their rights are and have questions about whether they were fairly terminated. Some workers are entitled to monetary settlement due to work-related injuries, and they have not yet filed a claim because they’re unsure if they qualify.

At Michael Burgis and Associates, we’re here to help.

How to Proceed with COVID-19 Terminations

At Michael Burgis and Associates, we’re here to help you decide whether your previous employer follows recommended guidelines. We get calls all the time from people who are simply unsure what their rights are during the pandemic. There are also concerns about meeting in person during a pandemic. We don’t want to let health concerns stop you from proactively protecting your rights and your family’s financial well-being.

We’ve opened up communication avenues to help our clients meet with us in safe and socially distanced ways. You can reach out by phone or remote video conferencing to discuss your case. We can even open your case entirely remote to advocate for you, without ever meeting in person.

A lot of people are part of mass layoffs. They’ve had work-related injuries that they have not litigated. They may have told their employer about these injuries and maybe even treated the injury, but they never wanted to file a claim because they were afraid of retaliation and discrimination. They didn’t want to file a claim against their employer.

Now, during this economic downturn, what did the employer do in return? They laid the employee off.

If you have questions or concerns about the validity of a workers’ compensation case, and you’ve been laid off, you still have rights. This is not that uncommon. Workers often refrain from filing because they’re afraid of losing their livelihood, but the reality is that the employer would not look out for you. The fact that you didn’t file a claim immediately doesn’t mean that you’re not entitled to damages.

Contact us today to discuss your case in detail and get the help you need.

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