Can I File a Claim After I’ve Been Fired or Resigned From My Job?

Generally, you have to file a workers’ compensation claim before you were fired, laid off or voluntarily quit.  However, you can still be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you can show at least one of the following:

  • Employer Knew of Your Injury Before Termination or Layoff
  • Injury Occurred between Your Notice of Termination and the Last Day of Work 
  • You Received Medical Attention for the Injury before Termination or Layoff 
  • You Became Aware of Cumulative Trauma Injury after Termination or Layoff