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Benefits of Workers’ Compensation

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Are you wondering whether filing for workers’ compensation is the best route to take? If you have accrued medical bills or are concerned about the loss of wages from missed work associated with the accident, workers’ compensation can provide benefits to offset these costs.

Under Connecticut state law, you can seek monetary compensation in the court of law for various conditions that have resulted from the workplace accident. The Workers’ Compensation Act is an administrative system that provides various benefits to workers after they have suffered injury from a workplace accident or while performing a work-related activity, regardless of fault.

Benefits You May Receive

Workers’ Compensation is designed to help injured employees just like you recover from serious injuries suffered on the job. A Connecticut workers’ compensation attorney can help you build a strong claim and navigate the intricate claims process. From the initial application all the way to the appeals process, we’re here for you.

You become eligible for the following statutory benefits after suffering injury as an employee:

  • Medical treatment pertaining to the accident
  • Wage replacement
  • Vocational rehabilitation

The conditions that will make you eligible for any of the above involve the degree of your injury and the types of injury suffered. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may also be eligible for disability or relapse damages to cover the cost of a long-term injury.

You may also be entitled to one of the following types of disability benefits:

  • Temporary total disability
  • Temporary partial disability
  • Permanent partial disability
  • Relapse or recurrence

Do you know your rights?

After suffering an injury from work, you will need to take a series of steps to protect your legal right to benefits. Work injuries will need to be reported in writing to your employer shortly after the accident has occurred.

The workers’ compensation insurance company will need to provide a written list of authorized treating physicians that you can select from. If this is not provided, you can select a physician of your own choosing.

Contact our Connecticut personal injury lawyer to protect your workers’ compensation rights!

 

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