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Workers’ Compensation

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Norwalk Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Despite extensive Federal and State level regulations, employees often suffer life-altering injuries due to accidents in the workplace. Fortunately, workers’ compensation insurance provides injured employees the tools they need to recover from their injuries and rebuild their lives. If you were injured in a work-related accident, the experienced Norwalk workers’ compensation lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm can guide you through this complicated process.

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

Carter Mario Has Over 30 Years of Experience

Since being founded over 30 years ago, the Carter Mario Law Firm has assisted numerous injured employees in obtaining the benefits and financial compensation they were legally entitled to claim. Several of our attorneys have earned prestigious awards, such as being named among the top 100 by the National Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates, and Rising Star Awards from Super Lawyers. Along with the awards we have earned, our attorneys have built an excellent reputation in Connecticut’s legal community.

Norwalk Workers’ Comp Claims

Workers’ compensation insurance is a form of no-fault insurance which means an injured employee does not have to prove another person caused their injuries. Instead, under §31-275(1), an injured worker can make a claim if their injury arose from and during the course of their employment. Additionally, the no-fault nature of workers’ compensation insurance means, with some exceptions, an injured worker can still make a claim even if they caused their own injuries.

How to File a Workers’ Comp Claim

Filing a workers’ compensation claim is a relatively straightforward process. The State of Connecticut requires you to inform your employer of your injury. Following this, you must prepare a 30C Form and file it with the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Laws on Workers’ Compensation in Norwalk, CT

While workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance, pursuant to §31-284(a), two legal defenses are available which can bar you from obtaining benefits. Your employer can raise the defense of wilful misconduct if there is evidence your accident resulted from you recklessly disregarding a workplace rule. Under an intoxication defense, your employer can argue your claim is barred if they produce evidence showing your intoxication directly caused your accident.

Workers’ Compensation Available Benefits

Workers’ compensation insurance provides many benefits to injured employees. In addition to paying for medical treatment, workers’ compensation provides wage replacement payments if an injured employee cannot return to work. Finally, workers’ compensation also offers financial compensation to injured workers for their permanent injuries, and vocational rehabilitation training for injured workers who are permanently unable to return to work.

What a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Does For You

Workers’ compensation insurance carriers frequently argue that employees’ injuries are not work-related or that injured employees do not require additional medical treatment. The Norwalk workers’ comp lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm can help you build a strong case which causally relates your injury to your accident. Additionally, our attorneys fight to ensure you obtain the medical treatment you need to make a full recovery.

Personal Injury vs Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation and personal injury are both designed to compensate injured victims. Aside from this overall intent, there are many differences. An injured victim may be limited to only pursuing one legal remedy depending on the facts surrounding an accident.

Primary Differences

Unlike workers’ compensation, personal injury is fault-based. This means a victim must prove the opposing party committed an act of negligence. A personal injury victim must also prove the opposing party’s negligence caused their injuries before they can obtain financial compensation. 

Personal Injury Claims

Unlike workers’ compensation, the personal injury claims process is generally longer. The main benefit of a personal injury claim as opposed to a workers’ compensation is a victim may obtain more money for their injuries. This is because personal injury victims can claim economic damages for their financial losses and non-economic damages for their pain and suffering.

Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation claims are generally easier to prove. This is because injured workers must only prove their injuries resulted from a workplace accident. However, financial benefits and awards for workers’ compensation are based solely on the extent of a victim’s injuries and their pre-injury wage.

Which is Appropriate for Your Case?

The facts of your case generally dictate which type of claim you can pursue. If you suffered a workplace injury due to your own negligence, your remedy is limited to workers’ compensation. If you suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence while working, you can pursue a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim.

Contact Carter Mario Law Firm to Speak with a Norwalk Workers’ Comp Attorney Today

The Norwalk workers’ compensation lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm are not afraid to litigate complex cases. The results we have obtained can be seen in the fact that we have obtained over a billion dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients, along with the numerous reviews written by former clients. To learn how we can serve you, contact us today!

Client Victories

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


$17M

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.

$4M

Medical Misdiagnosis

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

$3.9M

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.

$3.4M

Failure to Diagnose

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

$3.4M

Medical Malpractice

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

$3.3M

Brain Damage

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

$3M

Failure to Diagnose

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

$2.6M

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.

$2.5M

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:

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • We Have a Large War Chest!

    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!

  • 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!

You Pay Us Nothing Until
We Win Your Case

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.

    Tough and fearless

    "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.

    Attention to detail

    "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.