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North Haven Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Workplace injuries occur with alarming frequency in Connecticut. Workers’ compensation insurance provides numerous benefits to injured workers and their families. If you recently suffered an injury at work, you should consult the North Haven workers’ compensation attorneys at the Carter Mario Law Firm.

Getting Help for Workers’ Comp 

The benefits available from workers’ compensation insurance are generous and helpful. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies often deny or minimize claims to save money. At Carter Mario, our workers’ compensation lawyers can guide you through the claims process.

If you’re living in North Haven and have been involved in a truck accident in North Havena motorcycle accident, or a car accident, the personal injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can help.

Call 203-876-2711 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for you. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

North Haven Workers’ Compensation 

Prior to the passage of the Workers’ Compensation Act, injured employees had to obtain legal services to sue their employers. However, various rulings made it nearly impossible for injured employees to obtain compensation for their injuries. The Workers’ Compensation Act was passed to combat this growing social problem.

Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim

Filing a claim is a relatively easy process. First, you should report the incident and injury to your employer as soon as possible. After reporting the injury to your employer, you must complete a 30C Form and file it with the Workers’ Compensation Commission to officially open your claim.

You must meet two requirements to have a valid workers’ compensation claim. First, you must have suffered an accidental injury or work-related disease. Second, your injury must have occurred while you were working in the scope of your employment. 

Laws Regarding Workers’ Compensation in North Haven 

Workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance which means you still have a valid claim even if your own negligence caused the accident. However, an insurance carrier can deny your claim if they have evidence showing your injury resulted from horseplay (engaging in an activity that departs from your normal duties) or intoxication (your claim is barred if you suffered the injury as a result of intoxication). Additionally, under Connecticut’s statute of limitations, you have one year to make a claim for a physical injury and three years to make a claim for an occupational disease.

Construction workers have a high frequency of workers’ compensation claims

Benefits of North Haven Workers’ Compensation

The most popular benefit of workers’ compensation insurance is that it is legally required to pay for your medical expenses and treatment. Along with this, workers’ compensation insurance provides financial benefits. To qualify for benefits, you must be suffering from an injury that incapacitates you for seven days.

Wage Replacement Benefits

Before the Workers’ Compensation Act’s passage, employees who could not work had to rely on charity or public benefits. Today, if you are temporarily disabled and unable to work, workers’ compensation lawyers can help you win Temporary Total Disability (“TTD”) benefits which pay you 75% of your average weekly salary. If you are not disabled, but your injuries limit the number of hours you can work, you can seek Temporary Partial Disability (“TPD”) benefits which pay you 75% of the difference between your pre-injury and post-injury weekly salary.

Employment Training

You may not be able to return to your prior duties due to the extent of your injuries. You can seek vocational rehabilitation benefits in order to learn new employment skills. The insurance carrier must pay for you to be evaluated and retrained for employment similar to your prior duties. 

Compensation for Permanent Injuries

Some employees are involved in accidents that leave them with permanent injuries. If your injuries caused you to become completely incapacitated, you can seek Permanent Total Disability (“PTD”) benefits which pay you 75% of your average weekly salary potentially for life. If you are permanently injured but not incapacitated, you can seek Permanent Partial Disability (“PPD”) benefits which pay you based on the nature and extent of your injury and your pre-injury income.

Your Claim with a North Haven Workers’ Comp Lawyer 

In addition to raising legal defenses, insurance companies complicate and prolong the workers’ compensation process. They delay the claims process by arguing victims’ injuries are not work-related or no longer need medical treatment. The attorneys at Carter Mario have been successfully guiding injured victims through the workers’ compensation claims process since 1989, as seen by the fact that we have obtained over one billion dollars on behalf of our clients.

What is the Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Comp?

There are many differences between a personal injury claim and a workers’ compensation claim. The main difference is that personal injury is fault-based while workers’ comp is no-fault based. The other major difference is the amount and types of financial compensation available.

Differences Between the Two 

To have a workers’ comp claim accepted by the Workers’ Compensation Commission, you must prove you suffered an accidental injury while working. However, to win a personal injury claim, you must prove the guilty party committed an act of negligence. Additionally, you must prove all the elements of your claim by a preponderance of the evidence.

Personal Injury Cases 

You can obtain compensation for your injuries in a personal injury case by claiming financial and non-financial damages. Financial damages consist of your medical expenses and lost wages while non-financial damages consist of your pain and suffering. Unlike a workers’ compensation claim, you must win your personal injury case before you receive any financial compensation.

Workers’ Compensation Cases 

Workers’ compensation provides several benefits, including wage replacement, in a relatively short time after your claim is accepted by the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Additionally, you can receive a monetary award based on the permanency of your injury at the end of your case. However, unlike personal injury claims, you cannot seek compensation for your pain and suffering.

Determining What Works for You 

If you suffered an injury at work due to your own negligence, your only remedy is to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, if you suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence, you can pursue a personal injury claim and a workers’ compensation claim. In some instances, you may be better off pursuing only personal injury claims because you can obtain more money based on your pain and suffering.

North Haven Workers’ Comp FAQs

Employers and insurance companies sometimes do not inform injured workers of their legal rights. Instead, they encourage injured workers to use sick leave or health insurance instead of pursuing workers’ compensation claims. The attorneys at Carter Mario provide free and confidential consultations.

What to Do After an Accident

You should notify your supervisor of the accident and then immediately obtain medical treatment for your injuries. You should also take photographs of the area of the accident and identify possible witnesses. Finally, do not speak with your employer’s insurance company but instead consult a North Haven workers’ compensation attorney.

How Much Do I Have To Pay For A North Haven Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

The workers’ compensation lawyers at Carter Mario represent injured victims on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get paid if we obtain an award from the Workers’ Compensation Commission or settle your case. Additionally, you pay nothing under our Zero Fee Warranty unless we win.

Trust the Experience of the Workers’ Comp Attorneys at Carter Mario 

The workers’ compensation attorneys at Carter Mario serving North Haven, CT have been fighting for injured workers for over 30 years. We fight not only to protect your rights but also to get you the benefits you need to recover from your injuries. 

For a free initial consultation, call us today!

If you live in North Haven you may also need legal representation if you have been involved in a car accident, a truck accident, a motorcycle accident, or are filing a medical malpractice suit. The personal injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can help.

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.


Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.


Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.


Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.


Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.


Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

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    A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    Experience On Your Side!

    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!

    Client Testimonials

    Such a great experience

    "I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time."

    - Michelle P.

    It felt really good to have someone

    "My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love."

    - Alex M.

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    "Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."

    - Phillip Y.

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    "Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."

    - John L.

    Took so much stress off of me

    "When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much."

    - Ruth H.