You cannot be fired for getting injured on the job and filing a workers’ compensation claim But you can be fired for other reasons. All the boss has to do is present that termination in legal terms. Your employer may say your dismissal is based on poor performance or financial difficulties, and that is technically permissible. Your employer simply cannot blame the firing on the injury. At-will employees can be terminated at any time as long as it is not a discriminatory or retaliatory act. Still, if you are fired and it smells fishy, you should contact us today.