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Connecticut Workers' Compensation Attorneys

We Help Injured Workers Get the Benefits They Deserve

In Connecticut, workers’ compensation provides benefits and covers the cost of medical expenses for employees who have been injured or become ill due to circumstances arising out of the course of their employment. Most employees — including both part-time and full-time workers — are covered.

Workers’ compensation is provided by your employer’s insurance coverage. This often means an employee may not sue their employer for injuries or illnesses sustained on the job.

History of Workers’ Compensation in Connecticut

In 1913, the legislature enacted the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act. The creation of the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission — the organization which handles claims, creates regulations, and administers statutes which fall under the act — followed shortly thereafter.

The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission maintains its headquarters in Hartford. The Commission also has 8 district offices throughout the state.

They include:

  • Bridgeport
  • Hartford
  • Middletown
  • New Britain
  • New Haven
  • Norwich
  • Stamford
  • Waterbury

If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at (203) 806-9256 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Workers’ Comp vs. Personal Injury Claims

Depending on the circumstances of your work-related injury, you may find yourself faced with a choice: Do you file a workers’ compensation claim, or do you file a personal injury claim? It is important you understand the differences before you begin the process.

What are the Differences?

The primary difference between a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim lies in the fact that a personal injury claim is based on fault. In contrast, a workers’ compensation claim does not rely on fault.

Personal Injury Claims

If you were injured due to a negligent third party, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. If, for example, you were struck by a truck driver who had improperly loaded cargo, you could sue the driver or owner of the truck. If you slipped and fell in a hallway of a restaurant with no caution signs, you could sue the owner or manager. In either case, you must prove the other party’s negligence led to your injury.

Workers’ Compensation Claims

If you caused your own workplace injury or your injury was the result of an accident that did not result from negligence, your only option may be to file a workers’ compensation claim. A workers’ compensation claim does not require a claimant prove liability. Regardless of who or what caused your injuries, you can receive benefits as long as the injury took place while you were at work.

How to Decide

Certain situations may arise where you will have the option to choose between a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim. If you were injured at work due to the negligence of another, you can consider filing either type of claim. While a personal injury claim is more challenging to prove, you stand to receive greater compensation. Personal injury claims allow damages for pain and suffering. A workers’ compensation claim — while easier to prove — does not.

Workers’ Comp FAQ

What is Workers’ Compensation?

In Connecticut, workers’ compensation provides benefits and covers the cost of medical expenses for employees who have gotten injured or become ill due to circumstances arising out of the course of their employment. Most employees — including both part-time and full-time workers — are covered.

How Much Does Workers’ Compensation Pay?

Workers’ compensation benefits are based on your average weekly wages after taxes and Social Security up to 52 weeks prior to the injury or illness. Your workers’ compensation benefits will vary depending on the type of benefits for which you qualify.

What is the Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations?

In Connecticut, the statute of limitations — the time limit in which to file a claim — for workers’ compensation benefits is explained in detail on the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission website.

What is a Workers’ Compensation Appeal?

If you have a disputed workers’ compensation case, you may file an appeal with the Workers’ Compensation Commission Review Board(CRB). The CRB is a panel made up of 2 Workers’ Compensation Commissioners and the Workers’ Compensation Chairman. The CRB may affirm the decision made, reverse the decision, or send your case to the Appellate Court for review.

What Benefits Does Workers’ Compensation Provide?

Depending on the nature and severity of your illnesses or injuries, you may qualify for a variety of workers’ compensation benefits.

These include:

  • Medical Treatment
  • Temporary Total Disability
  • Temporary Partial Disability
  • Permanent Partial Disability
  • Relapse or Recurrence
  • Discretionary Benefits
  • Job Retraining

Trust Our Experience

When you or someone you love has been injured, you need experience on your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights — just contact us today! The Carter Mario Law Firm team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access and our exclusive Zero Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario Law Firm, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple.

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    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

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