Can I sue if I was fired with no compensation after being cleared to go back to work after an injury?

Question Details: I had a non-work related injury; I fractured my foot and had to take some time off work to recover. The total time was 1 month, employer said it was OK, to feel better and let her know of any progress, I checked in after every appointment. The moment I was cleared for work I sent the message that I could go back to work as long as I don't lift too much weight. I then received message back saying that my job was no longer available because they had to hire other people to take my place during the month and that the payroll had been maxed out. I did alot for the company and played a vital role, the company paid us as independent contractors even though everyone was full-time working there everyday and did not pay overtime. I recieved no compensation for being fired and no notice before I told them I was ready to come back to work. Legally can I do anything?

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