The short answer is “No.”
Virginia law protects injured workers from being fired because they filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. Virginia Code Section 65.2-308 provides
"No employer or person shall discharge an employee solely because the employee intends to file or has filed a claim under this title or has testified or is about to testify in any proceeding under this title."
It is important that you assert your rights and file a claim after a work injury. If you do not file a claim you may not be entitled to have your medical bills paid and be paid for time you missed from work due to your injuries. Learn more about Virginia Workers' Compensation.
It is of the utmost importance that you hire a lawyer who specializes in Virginia Workers’ Compensation law to help you after your work accident. The Workers' Compensation lawyers at Renfro & Renfro are experts in Virginia Workers' Compensation and represent injured workers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Contact us today for a free consultation.