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Date: 7/8/2018 2:04 AM (PST)

Recently i got hurt on the job. And the owner fired me. Now he didnt say he had insurance. He just said dont come back. Whay can i do??
If he ruins my chance at working at another shop. Is he ruining my character to which the shop wont hire me?

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Date: 7/9/2018 9:23 AM (PST)

Daryl, thank you for contacting BCA. It’s illegal for your employer to punish you or fire you for having a job injury. If you have a work-related injury or illness, your employer is required by law to pay for workers’ compensation benefits. There is assistance available. I recommend you contact the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) . The DWC has a full page of information available on how to proceed if you were injured at work: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/InjuredWorker.htm I am also including a link to the DWC’s FAQ page that has answers to frequently asked questions about workers’ compensation for employees: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/WCFaqIW.html

Daryl, I strongly recommend contacting the DWC as soon as possible. Please contact me directly at vantillon@checkbca.org if I can be of further assistance.

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