The Connecticut Insurance Department recently announced that employers in the state would be seeing an increase in the rates they pay for workers’ compensation insurance coverage this coming year.
The Insurance Journal reports that Connecticut will see an average increase of 7.1 percent, but the rate for each individual business will be determined by a number of other factors.
The number of work-related injuries seen in each industry and the costs associated with those claims will be used to figure the exact rate increases for businesses in different industries. For example, the contracting and construction industry will see a rate increase upwards of 10 percent, as it consistently accounts for some of the highest accident rates in the state.
Meanwhile, the clerical and office industries could see Connecticut Workers’ Compensation rates decrease by as much as 5.4 percent.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm understand the increase in the number of workers filing workers’ compensation claims combined with an increased costs means it could prove difficult for an injured worker to get their claim approved. That is why the firm says it is important to discuss your case with a qualified attorney if you are preparing to file a claim or have a claim that has been denied in the past.