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Doyle Dennis LLP Files Suit On Behalf of Former Nationwide Trailers Employee
Unfortunately, workers are sometimes injured on the job. And as a result of an on-the-job injury, a worker may seek the workers’ compensation benefits he or she is entitled to. Under Texas law, seeking workers’ compensation benefits by filing a claim or instituting a workers’ compensation proceeding is “protected activity.” An employer is prohibited from firing someone for engaging in this protected activity. Doyle Dennis LLP’s attorneys have dedicated years to protecting workers. For example, Doyle Dennis LLP secured a $1.7 million verdict in Ball v. Alleyton Resource Company for a client who was fired after sustaining on-the-job injuries and instituting workers’ compensation proceedings. In that case, Doyle Dennis LLP attorneys presented evidence that the company violated its internal policies, contradicted its basis for firing the employee, and failed to timely and accurately document the termination. Based upon this experience, Doyle Dennis LLP was hired to file suit against Nationwide Trailers, LLC for violating Section 451.001 of the Texas Labor Code.
Nationwide Trailers has nine locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. It is especially important to ensure that large companies such as Nationwide Trailers do not violate the rights of their many employees. Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was Heavy Equipment Mechanic for Nationwide Trailers. While working on a machine, part of the machine popped up and forcefully struck his head. The client then engaged in protected activity under the Texas Labor Code. Following his protected activity, he was terminated.
Doyle Dennis LLP prides itself on protecting workers’ rights. If you were wrongfully terminated after sustaining an on-the-job injury, call us for a free evaluation of your case.