Buchanan, Williams & O’ Brien client was injured on the job. His employer sent him to a doctor as required by the workers’ compensation law. The doctor said our client had a hip injury and needed surgery; however, the employer refused to provide the surgery and then fired our client under false pretenses claiming that he broke a work rule. We filed a workers compensation claim and filed a wrongful discharge lawsuit under Missouri law, which prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for filing workers’ compensation claims and exercising their legal rights. We sent our client to a doctor for an examination and sent written discovery to the employer. After negotiating for several weeks, we were able to successfully settle the case for our client for $65,000.