The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides 12 weeks of job protection to eligible employees who miss time from work due to a serious injury or illness to themselves or to an immediate family member. Many injured workers' use their FMLA time to protect their job while they are out of work receiving workers' compensation benefits. Sadly, some employers terminate employees who are not capable of performing their normal duty job or who miss extended periods of time from work. Contact Brian H. Sumrall at (404) 857-3835 if you are out of work for an extended period of time following a serious injury. Mr. Sumrall is an Atlanta attorney with extensive experience in the legal workers' compensation field and can provide you with advice regarding your claim.