If you are injured on the job or become ill as a result of your work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Injured workers will receive benefits regardless of whether the accident/injury was their fault.
In most cases, you cannot sue your employer.
Under Connecticut’s Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to:
- Medical Treatment
Any reasonable or necessary medical treatment should be covered
- Temporary total disability
When you are not able to perform any job, you can receive your weekly workers’ compensation check.
- Temporary partial disability
When you can perform some, but not all of your job duties (light duty work capacity) and you are making less money than before the injury, you can receive your weekly workers’ compensation check
- Permanent partial disability
This is a disability benefit and not a lost wage benefit
The amount you receive and for how long is determined by a formula that includes a percentage of disability to an individual body part.
Workers’ compensation laws have deadlines. It’s imperative that the injured worker meet the deadlines so they are not denied benefits.
When you are injured, you should report the injury/accident immediately. The deadline is one year from the
date of injury.
An experienced workers’ compensation law firm can improve your chances of recovering benefits and obtaining medical treatment. We will represent you at hearings and file all of the appropriate paperwork accordingly.