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Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

This is one of the most common questions we get regarding Workers’ Compensation. We’re sorry you were injured, but the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm can help you get back to normal work and normal life.

As explained on the state’s website, ct.gov, the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission…

Covers almost all employees, including minors, non-citizens, and part-time employees, regardless of occupation, business size, duration of employment, or the number of hours worked per day (except for those working around a private home for not more than twenty-six hours per week).

Is a no-fault system of insurance in which private insurers or self-insured employers pay benefits to an injured employee, even if the accident was the employee’s fault or the employee was born with a medical condition that predisposed him or her to the injury or increased its severity.

Is designed to help workers injured on the job or with an occupational disease by providing all necessary medical treatment; weekly benefits while disabled; vocational rehabilitation, if necessary; and additional benefits for scarring, disfigurement, and permanent physical impairment.

Gives coverage that cannot be signed away, except (a) by officers of a corporation or partners operating partnerships who request in writing to be excluded from coverage or (b) as the result of a stipulated settlement of an individual claim that is approved by a Commissioner.

Denies compensation for injuries resulting from substance or alcohol abuse.

Establishes a system of Commissioners who hold hearings to resolve disputes in workers’ compensation cases.

Provides free self-help informational materials: publications, this website, and information via a toll-free WATS telephone line.

If you get injured on the job, you’re not only worried about how you’re going to pay your bills and support your family; you’re worried about getting better so you can return to work.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we make it our priority to get you the money you need to get back on your feet in the shortest amount of time. Our Connecticut workers’ compensation lawyers know how hard you work, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure your rights to compensation are protected. You can reach us anytime at tel: (203) 806-9256.

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