Workers' Compensation

When you're at work, your employer is obligated to the best of their ability to give you a workplace that's free of hazards and unsafe conditions. But sometimes this isn't the case. Accidents can happen no matter how prepared you are. If you've been injured on the job, you may be entitled to benefits to offset medical bills or loss of wages due to temporary work restrictions or absence while recovering.

How does workers' compensation work?

In Connecticut, the law says that employees who are injured on the job are guaranteed medical care and protection against loss of income. If an employee dies because of work-related injuries, their family members are also entitled to survivor benefits.

Who pays for workers' compensation?

In many cases, a business buys workers' compensation insurance in order to meet their liability. It's also important to know that in many cases, employees can't sue their employer to get even more benefits than those provided by the Workers' Compensation Act. Some employers also choose not to purchase this insurance and provide their own benefits.

How long do I have to file a claim?

In Connecticut, you have to file your claim within one year of the injury. If you're suffering symptoms of an occupational disease, you have three years from the first time you notice the problem.

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How do I file a claim?

Filing a workers' compensation claim can be a complicated process, which is why I recommend working with an experienced attorney. The Mendelsohn Law Offices have decades of experience in dealing with workers' compensation claims. Because workers' compensation usually requires dealing with an insurance company, even one mistake on your paperwork could result in lost benefits. I will take the time to sit down with you and ensure there's no confusion when it comes to your obligations.

What my employer doesn't want me to file a claim or says they'll fire me because I got hurt?

If your employer tells you not to file a workers' compensation claim, you should alert me right away. Likewise for threatening to fire you because of your injury. It's actually illegal for an employer to do either of these things. In many cases, employers can find "light work" duties for you in the event of a short-term or partial disability.

Worrying about employer retaliation is actually a big reason why people don't file workers' compensation claims, even when they're completely entitled to benefits. If you think this may be a concern, please do not hesitate to contact me.

However you've been injured at work, know that you have an experienced advocate ready and waiting to help you. Call today and tell me your story. Let's work together to help you get the benefits you deserve.

Workers’ Compensation Attorney in New Haven, CT

Getting hurt can set you back for months or years. Don’t miss out on workers' compensation benefits that you're entitled to. Let me take a look at your case and help you file all the necessary benefits for your claim. I know how to deal with insurance companies. If you've been hurt on the job, call Mendelsohn Law Offices today.