In the state of Connecticut, all employers must either have workers’ compensation insurance or be able to prove financial solvency to cover liability in the case of a workplace injury.
If you work for an employer who has workers’ compensation and sustain a workplace injury, you are entitled to file a claim with the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission to seek financial compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.
If you work for an employer who does not have insurance or who contests your right to file a claim, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover for your injuries.
The experienced attorneys at Penner Law Firm can handle both types of cases and would be happy to discuss which option is best for you during your free initial consultation. Please call 203-878-1254 or contact Penner Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut workers’ comp lawyers.
Steps for Filing a Claim
To file a workers’ compensation claim, you must report your injury to your employer as soon as it occurs. If you are unable to report your injury directly to your employer, you must inform a fellow employee. In cases of workers’ compensation following illness from workplace exposure, you must notify your employer as soon as you are diagnosed.
Both you and your employer must file paperwork with the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission. How your paperwork is filled out can play a role in your ability to collect compensation. One of our Connecticut workers’ comp attorneys can help you with this phase to reduce your risks of claim denial.
If your employer refutes your claim you will need to provide proof of your injury at a hearing at the District Court in the town in which the business is operated. Here again, it is best to have a workers’ comp lawyer on your side who can help you gather evidence to support your claim and get the compensation you are entitled to.
If you have questions about workers’ compensation law, please contact one of our Connecticut workers’ comp attorneys to schedule a free consultation today. We have offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Hartford, Connecticut for your convenience.