A man in Orleans Parish is seeking damages for a wrongful termination after he sustained a serious injury on the job. Edwerd Williams filed a lawsuit against WJMB Transport #1 LLC (Two Men and a Truck) after he was fired on October 5, 2016.
The situation began on September 23, 2016, when Williams was injured after a coworker dropped a portion of a heavy load onto him. Williams reported his injury to his employer before seeking medical attention.
According to Williams, doctors urged him to wait until October 10, 2016, to return to work, but his employers terminated his employment on October 5, 2016, 5 days before he was due to return. His employers feared he would file a workers’ compensation claim, something that, by law, he was legally able to do.
Now, Williams is seeking damages for lost income and mental anguish suffered after being wrongfully fired for doing nothing wrong. He is being represented in court by one of our skilled attorneys, Justin M. Chopin, of The Chopin Law Firm LLC. The case has been assigned to Division P Judge Lee V. Faulkner Jr. of the 24th Judicial District Court.
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