Workers Compensation for the Injured Worker
Workers who are injured on the job may be entitled to benefits under their employer’s workers compensation insurance. If you were injured within the scope of your employment, you may file a workers compensation claim. Under Connecticut law, it is your responsibility to file a claim, and not your employer’s. Contact an attorney at Gould Killian to find out if you have a workers’ compensation claim, and to learn how to file a claim and the benefits to which you are entitled.
If your employer has denied your claim, or you believe your employer is not giving you the benefits that you are entitled to receive, you may need our assistance. We help injured workers get the help that they need to cope with a serious work injury.
The process of obtaining workers compensation used to be relatively simple. Many insurance companies have turned the workers compensation process into a complicated and litigious system. It is much easier for most people to have an attorney file their claim for them. Work-related injuries take a variety of different forms. Some examples of claims involve accidents that cause:
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Brain and head injuries
- Shoulder, arm, and elbow injuries
- Carpal tunnel, wrist, and hand injuries
- Repetitive stress and strain injuries
- Blindness and hearing loss claims
- Amputations and disfigurements
- Leg, hip, and foot injuries
The sooner you contact an attorney the better your chances of obtaining benefits without delay. Understanding your rights is critical in any type of workers compensation claim. In order to avoid making a mistake that could affect your claim, contact us today.
As a worker injured on the job, you may qualify to receive these types of workers’ compensation benefits.
Necessary Medical Treatment: People injured at work are entitled to receive appropriate and competent medical treatment for their injuries. Your physical well-being is of primary concern in any workers’ comp claim.
Monetary Benefits: After you suffer a work place injury, you may qualify for statutorily defined wage replacement benefits.
- You may receive temporary total disability if you are unable to perform any work.
- If you can perform some work, but not your original full-time work, you may receive temporary partial disability benefits.
- When you suffer a permanent disability, you may receive permanent partial disability benefits to compensate you for your disability.
- You may also receive some additional discretionary benefits.
- Vocational Rehabilitation: Some injured workers may obtain vocational rehabilitation benefits that assist people with job retraining and job placement.
To learn more about the various types of workers compensation benefits you can receive, contact our firm for a free initial consultation.
Our attorneys have experience in a broad range of workers’ compensation cases, and in all aspects of the process. Please contact one of our attorneys to discuss your workers’ compensation case. We can help you obtain the help you need during this difficult time.