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Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving Stamford

In 2020, the Connecticut workplace injuries rate exceeded the national average. Indeed, in 2020, 29 incidents occurred in which employees suffered fatal injuries. The Stamford workers’ compensation lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm can help injured employees and their families obtain the necessary benefits to rebuild their lives.

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Trust Carter Mario’s 30+ Years of Experience

The Carter Mario Law Firm was founded in 1989. Since then, it has grown into a large law firm with multiple award-winning attorneys representing injured victims. Our attorneys use their extensive knowledge to successfully guide injured victims through the Connecticut workers’ compensation claims process.

Workers’ Compensation Claims in Stamford

Connecticut enacted its workers’ compensation statute in 1913 to address the growing problem of employees who suffered workplace injuries. Previously, injured workers found it nearly impossible to obtain financial compensation from lawsuits filed against employers due to various legal defenses. Connecticut’s workers’ compensation law requires employers to carry no-fault insurance, which allows injured workers to obtain benefits and monetary compensation without needing to prove their injury resulted from another person’s negligence.

Steps for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim

Following your injury, you should immediately report the incident to your employer. You should also obtain medical treatment for your injuries. Finally, Connecticut’s workers’ compensation law requires you to complete and file a 30C Form with the Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Stamford, CT Workers’ Compensation Laws

Workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance, so you do not have to prove your injuries were caused by another person’s negligence. With some exceptions, you still have a valid claim even if your negligence caused your injuries. To have a valid workers’ comp claim, you must have suffered a work-related illness or injury during your employment.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The benefits of workers’ compensation insurance are extensive and designed to help injured workers rebuild their lives. Arguably, the most popular benefit provided by workers’ compensation insurance is the payment of all related and necessary medical expenses, i.e., emergency medical care, surgery, physical therapy, orthopedic care, etc. Workers’ compensation insurance also provides injured workers with wage replacement benefits and financial compensation for their permanent injuries.

What to Expect from a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

The workers’ comp lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm can help you prepare and file your claim prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations, i.e., one year for a physical injury and three years for an occupational disease. Additionally, our workers’ comp lawyers can help you build a strong claim in order to overcome frequently raised legal and factual defenses. Finally, the workers’ comp attorneys at the Carter Mario Law Firm will work to maximize the financial benefits you can obtain.

Differences Between Personal Injury & Workers’ Comp

People often suffer bodily injuries as a result of another person’s negligence. Depending on the accident’s circumstances, an injured victim may be entitled to pursue either a personal injury or a workers’ compensation claim. While personal injury and workers’ compensation are both intended to compensate injured victims, many differences must be considered before deciding which claim to pursue.

Main Differences

Unlike workers’ compensation, you must prove the other person’s negligence in a personal injury case. Additionally, you must prove all the elements of your claim in a personal injury case by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%, before you receive any monetary compensation. Stated more clearly, you must win your personal injury case before obtaining monetary compensation to pay your medical expenses.

Personal Injury Cases

Depending on the facts of your case and your injuries, you could theoretically obtain more money from a personal injury case as opposed to a workers’ compensation case. This is because you can seek monetary compensation for your pain and suffering and your financial losses, i.e., your medical bills. However, under Connecticut’s Modified Comparative law, your level of negligence could bar your claim or reduce the value of your claim in relation to your level of negligence, e.g., your $10,000 trial judgment is reduced to $7,000 because the jury determined you were 30% at fault

Workers’ Compensation Cases

Assuming your workers’ compensation claim is not disputed by the insurance company, you will immediately begin receiving financial benefits. Additionally, workers’ compensation will pay for all medical expenses related to your injury. However, unlike a personal injury claim, the value of your claim depends on your average weekly wage and your medically determined permanency rating.

Determining Which to File

You may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation and a personal injury claim. For example, if you suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence while driving a company vehicle, you can file a workers’ compensation claim and then pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. However, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier is entitled to recover a portion of their expenses from your personal injury claim.

Talk with a Stamford Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at Carter Mario Today

If you were recently injured in a workplace accident, you should speak with a Stamford workers’ compensation lawyer immediately. The personal injury attorneys at the Carter Mario Law Firm have successfully represented injured employees throughout Connecticut since 1989. To learn about the service we can provide, contact us today!

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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    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!

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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.

    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.