Workers’ Compensation 2020-04-05T17:04:09+00:00

Workers’ Compensation

***Workers’ Compensation claims have not been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.  New claims for injuries can still be filed.  Workers’ Compensation claims for new and existing cases are being conducted over the phone.  Insurance companies are still filing motions to deny claims, challenge medical treatment and stop payment of benefits.***

If you got hurt on your job, whether in a factory or at your office desk, you need to file a workers’ compensation claim that will provide you some level of compensation while you are unable to work. In exchange for the benefits, your employer is shielded from lawsuits for injuries you sustained while on the job. Generally this is how workers’ compensation should work.

However, in many cases, employers or insurance companies try to deny or minimize the paid benefits by claiming that the injuries did not happen on the job or that they are not so serious after all. The process of workers’ compensation application can be frustrating and time consuming. This is why you should have an attorney assist you in this process and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Our lawyers can handle on-the-job injury claims involving, but not limited to, the following:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Total knee replacements
  • Total hip replacements
  • Eye injuries
  • Nerve Damage injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Death claims
  • Paralysis
  • Heart Attacks

Whether these injuries were the result of unavoidable accidents, dangerous working environments, inadequate training, or faulty machinery, under the workers’ compensation, employees are not required to prove the reason why the injury occurred. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that compensates injured workers regardless to negligence or fault.

The Dodd Law Firm has represented injured workers in a wide variety of occupations including:

  • truck drivers
  • construction workers
  • nurses
  • physicians
  • police officers
  • fire fighters
  • roofers
  • tree workers
  • warehouse / stock workers
  • machine operators
  • painters
  • heavy machine operators
  • delivery drivers
  • corrections officers
  • electrical workers
  • utility workers
  • and many more

If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job and their claim has been denied, contact the Dodd Law Firm at 203.272.1883 or fill out the free case evaluation form to be in touch with an experienced attorney that will fight for your case.

Click HERE for a summary of some frequently used Workers’ Compensation terms and phrases.