Filing a Workers’ Compensation claim is not the same as suing your employer. Your employer should have workers’ compensation insurance that covers the cost of workers’ compensation claims. Similar to when you are in a car accident and need repairs, the insurance company covers the cost, not the individual.
Employers in California are prohibited from retaliating against employees who file workers’ compensation claims. If they seek to fire you unjustly, revoke your seniority, or retaliate in any other way it is recommended you reach out to an attorney. Employers who discourage the filing of workers’ compensation claims can be intimidating. In cases like this, your workers’ comp case might be a bit more complicated. Be sure to speak with an experienced attorney who can learn the specifics of your case, and give you recommendations on how to proceed.