I had a car accident 4 years ago. 1 year ago I started having serious back pain and I was fired

My doctor says my back pain is directly related to what I do at work. I even have medical clearance to work as long as I go to physical therapy. However, my boss says it has nothing to do with work but rather it's due to the accident I had. He ignored what my doctor said and just fired me, what can I do?.

1 answer  |  asked Mar 4, 2017 10:45 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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V Jonas Urba
Call some employment lawyers.

No enough facts. 4 years is a long time. Did you file a workers compensation claim with a lawyer? If not call a workers compensation lawyer if this is a workers compensation aggravation.

Did you ask for an accommodation? Provide medicals? Request time off for PT? Ask for FMLA leave?

Spend an hour or two with either a work comp lawyer or an employment lawyer.

There must be something else going on. You worked there 4 years even after the accident and now you were fired? There are pieces missing and a skilled lawyer needs to find out what they are before advising you.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Mar 6, 2017 1:25 PM [EST]

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