Can I Be Fired If I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

It is illegal for any employer in Pennsylvania to fire an employee because they have filed a workers’ compensation claim. You can, however, lose your job for other reasons. For instance, if your employer had already decided to downsize your department or had already determined that you were going to be laid off. Even if you lose your job in these situations, however, you will continue to receive workers’ compensation wage-loss benefits and medical coverage.