You cannot be fired in retaliation for being injured on the job or filing a Workers’ compensation claim. This does not mean your employer can’t terminate you after you file a claim. Washington is an “at will” state which means the employer can terminate you without cause at any time. If you suspect you are being retaliated against, you have the right to request a written statement from your employer explaining why you were terminated. Send it to the employer by certified mail with return receipt and they have 10 days to respond. Collect all text messages, emails or other documentation related to your termination in case you must take further legal action.