If you are hurt in the course of your job, your employer may provide you with payment for your injuries. However, just because you have been hurt while on the job, that doesn’t automatically mean your employer will provide you with workers’ comp benefits.
If you’re hurt on the job and need access to workers’ compensation benefits right away, here are three ways to help you get your case started.
- Promptly Request Workers’ Compensation from Your Employer
Most employers are required by law to carry workers’ comp insurance. This insurance is intended both to protect the employee in the event of injury or disability and to protect the employer from lawsuits.
As an employee, to seek workers’ compensation you must file a claim with your employer. All states have within their workers’ comp laws a statute of limitations that provides employees with a window of time to file their claim. Once this window closes, the employee may no longer file for worker’s comp.
It is important to immediately alert your employer if you need to seek workers’ compensation. To ensure your employer receives this request, submit it in writing, and be sure to keep a dated copy of the request for yourself.
- Seek Legal Assistance
The Workers’ Compensation system is complex, and that’s why it can be helpful to speak with a Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Attorney at Carter Mario Law Firm. Your lawyer will be able to represent you if your employer and your employer’s insurance carrier deny your claim.
- File a Notice of Claim for Compensation Form (also known as the 30C Form)
You are responsible to fill out this form and filing it with the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, not your employer. It is important that this document be filed as soon as possible.
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. Each Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Attorney at our firm knows how hard you work, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure your rights to compensation are protected.