Employee & Employer Responsibilities

Our Connecticut Workers' Compensation Lawyers Explain

During each stage of a workers' compensation claim, you and your employer (or your employer's insurer) have responsibilities defined by the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC). These responsibilities must be met to ensure you get the benefits you're owed in a timely manner.

Our Connecticut workers' compensation lawyers at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers can help you through every step of your claim.

You Are Injured or Become Ill

Your responsibilities:

  • Immediately report your accident or illness to the WCC
  • Accept medical treatment
  • File a claim with the WCC using the 30C Form

Your employer/their insurer's responsibilities:

  • Provide medical treatment
  • File an accident report with the WCC using the First Report of Injury Form

You Continue Medical Treatment

Your responsibilities:

  • Select an attending physician (primary care provider)
  • Accept continued medical treatment
  • Provide employer/insurer with a record of treatment visits

Your employer/their insurer's responsibilities:

  • Provide wage statement to insurer
  • Insurer provides you with a Cost-of-Living adjustment or Dependency Allowance
  • Pay employee's medical bills

Your Medical Status Improves

Your responsibilities:

  • Request light duty (or restricted work) from employer
  • If light duty work is unavailable, search for a new job
  • If permanently disabled, apply for rehabilitation, job retraining, or job placement services

Your employer/their insurer's responsibilities:

  • Discontinue workers' comp benefits by sending Form 36 to the WCC
  • If employee has temporary partial disability, begin paying benefits
  • Continue paying medical bills

You Reach Maximum Recovery

Your responsibilities:

  • If you receive a permanent disability rating from your treating physician, you should contact the insurer to discuss payment of your permanent disability benefits

Your employer/their insurer's responsibilities:

  • Pay permanent disability benefits
  • Request Employer/Respondent Exam, if necessary

Your Benefits Cease

Your responsibilities:

  • Request an informal hearing with the WCC for discretionary benefits

Your employer/their insurer's responsibilities:

  • Pay discretionary benefits, if granted by the WCC
  • Continue paying employee's medical bills

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