Yes, you can be fired for legitimate reasons while out with an injury collecting workers' compensation; however, you cannot be fired just for filing the claim. You could be fired for things like insubordination or violation of company rules. But you have a right to file a workers' comp claim for a work injury. The experienced attorneys at Sklare Law Group can assist injured workers as they file for compensation and appeal denied claims. You have certain rights and we know what you are owed. For a complimentary consultation with our experienced Chicago injury lawyers, please call 312-263-0771.