Former police officer says he was fired after filing for workers’ compensation

Raleigh County, West Virginia resident Thomas Stalnaker said his superiors forced him to resign from the Mabscott Police Department after he tried to file a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits for an injury he incurred during training.

Stalnaker then filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, May 17 in Raleigh Circuit Court against the Mabscott Police Department, the town of Mabscott, and Mabscott mayor and chief of police Wayne Houck, claiming personal injury liability and constructive/retaliatory discharge. According to the lawsuit, the Mabscott Police Department refused to turn in Stalnaker’s workers’ compensation claim after he sustained a right knee sprain during training to become an officer. He was then subjected to a hostile working environment, which made him resign his post.

The workers’ compensation lawyers at Scudder Seguin, PLLC in Raleigh are dedicated to helping injured workers obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they need in order to to achieve a fast recovery. Call our offices at (919) 851-3311 to discuss your situation and legal options.