Posted On: May 25, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Worker Says that His Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim Led to His Termination

Bradley O’Brien is suing Olin Corporation's and/or Global Brass and Copper because he says that he was fired after he submitted his Illinois workers’ compensation claim. O’Brien was injured when his hand got caught in the conveyor belt at work.

He says that Olin and/or Global Brass accepted his workers’ compensation claim but that after he filed for an adjustment of the claim with the llinois Workers' Compensation Committee he was harassed by fellow employees that demanded that he discuss his work injury claim with them or face firing. O’Brien contends that Olin and/or Global Brass employees harassed him in an attempt to stop him from exercising his rights under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.

He says that not only did they bother him about his claim abut they also told him on more than one occasion that he would be fired if he didn’t act out the incident that led to his Illinois work injuries.

O’Brien is seeking over $200,000 plus costs.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation
If the company that you work for harasses you or fires you for filing an Illinois workers’ compensation claim, your rights are being violated. While an employees that is injured on the job cannot sue his/employer, Illinois workers’ compensation exists to cover medical bills and other expenses and financial losses related to the work injury or illness. Do NOT let your employer or its insurer pressure you out of receiving the work injury benefits that you are owed.

Former Olin worker claims he was fired after work comp claim, The Record, May 25, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Workers' Compensation Act (PDF)

A Chicago, Illinois workers’ compensation law firm can make sure that you receive the maximum benefits owed to you.

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