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Can I lose my job because I have filed a workers' compensation claim?

Missouri is a right-to-work state.  This basically means that an employer can fire an employee for any reason with some exceptions. One of the exceptions is that an employer cannot legally fire someone because they have filed a workers' compensation claim.  Of course, an employer may find some other reason to fire you when you have a workers' compensation claim and try to say that they fired you because of this other reason. Therefore, if you feel that your employer is setting you up to fire you after you have filed a workers' compensation claim, you do want to consult with an attorney.

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