Connecticut Workers' Compensation Lawyers
According to the State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, workers’ compensation is designed to provide wage replacement benefits and medical treatment for workers who are injured or become ill due to work-related injuries or illnesses.
All employees, including part-time and full-time employees, are covered by workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are provided by your employer’s insurance coverage, which means that you may not sue your employer for injuries or illnesses sustained on-the-job.
The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission
The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act was first enacted in 1913, and The State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission was created to handle claims and administer the Act’s statutes and regulations. Headquartered in Hartford, the Workers’ Compensation Commission has eight district offices throughout the state, including:
- New Britain
- New Haven
Check out the listing of Connecticut towns and their workers’ compensation districts to find out which office serves your town.
Protect Your Rights to Benefits
If you get hurt or sick during or because of your work, you may have rights to worker’s compensation benefits. To protect those rights, it’s important that you follow specific procedures to properly document and file your claim, including:
- Report your injury or illness to your employer as soon as possible.
Many initial claims are denied because the employee failed to report their injuries immediately.
- Seek medical care.
Your employer is required by law to provide you proper medical attention.
- File a Notice of Claim for Compensation (30C Form).
You are responsible for submitting a claim for benefits to the Workers’ Compensation Commission—not your employer.
How a Lawyer Can Help
The state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission makes decisions on work comp benefits claims. If you want to dispute a decision, a Connecticut workers’ compensation attorney from Carter Mario Injury Lawyers can help.
We have years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims, and we are familiar with the hearings process. You don’t have to face the Workers’ Compensation Commission alone—our Connecticut workers’ compensation lawyers can help you get the compensation you need for medical care, lost wages, and other expenses. Call (800) 900-6700 or complete a free initial consultation form.