Life can feel overwhelming after suffering an on-the-job injury. The stress of working with doctors and insurance companies often increases this frustration and pain.
Workers' compensation benefits, however, are designed to provide medical care and money benefits to employees who are injured on the job. If you are injured at work within the context of employment, workers' compensation laws may entitle you to certain benefits, including:
- Temporary total disability benefits while you can't work
- Payment of your medical bills
- Permanent partial disability benefits
- Total disability benefits
Workers' compensation laws are designed to compensate you without the need for litigation. In some cases, however, the dependents of a fatally injured employee may also be entitled to benefits. The law is also designed to protect employers by placing limits on the amount that the employee can recover.
It is important to realize that the Connecticut Workers' Compensation System is a no-fault system that covers most employees. Under this system, private insurers or self-insured employers pay benefits to an injured employee, even if the accident was the employee's fault. Even employees born with a medical condition that might make them more susceptible to injury or cause injuries to be more serious are covered under the Connecticut system.
The system may provide any or all of the following benefits:
- Necessary medical treatment
- Weekly benefits while disabled
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Additional benefits for scarring, disfigurement and permanent physical impairment
Obtaining these benefits, however, may not be easy and the process can be immensely complex with insurance companies trying to limit payouts. To ensure that you take proper action, partnering with a skilled lawyer is almost always the ideal move.
Bridgeport Workers' Compensation Law Firm
We understand the rules and formulas that will affect your claim and can do everything possible to ensure you receive all benefits to which you are entitled under the law, including:
- Assistance in filing the paperwork associated with your workers' compensation claim
- Helping you to document your expenses for reimbursement
- Aiding you to justify any longer term disability needs you may have
- Identifying the need for additional compensation in a personal injury case
We are also able to work with third-party work site injury issues to obtain all compensation to which you may be entitled for your injury.
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss a serious personal injury with one of our Fairfield County workers' compensation attorneys, call 203-583-3559 or email Miller, Rosnick, D'Amico, August & Butler, P.C.