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Workers’ compensation attorney fights to get you full and fair compensation
A workplace injury can create enormous stresses in your life. You must file your claim and meet all the required deadlines, but at the same time, you also need to deal with the consequences of your injury. The medical expenses may be piling up, and you’ve lost time at work. The Reinken Law Firm can lessen your burden by helping you tackle the responsibilities of filing your claim. We offer years of experience fighting for the rights and interests of injured workers and are fully prepared to assist you in the preparation of all aspects of your workers’ compensation claim.
What should I do after a workplace accident?
If you’ve been injured while performing your work duties, there are a number of important actions you must take:
- Report your injury to your employer. Report your injury immediately. If you delay reporting your injury, your employer is more likely to dispute your claim.
- Get medical attention. Once you have reported your injury, your employer is required to provide you with information about medical treatment. You must accept treatment from whichever designated medical facility or doctor your employer supplies.
- File your workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible. It is very important that you file your written notice of claim as soon as possible, as you do not want to run into problems with the Connecticut statute of limitations and have your claim invalidated.
How do I apply for workers’ compensation?
To apply for workers’ compensation, you must first file a “written notice of claim” to put your claim on record. Your employer should file a form called the Employer’s First Report of Occupational Injury or Illness. This does not start your claim process. It only serves as your employer’s accident report.
Your employer is not responsible for filing your workers’ compensation claim, or for helping you file one. You must do it yourself by making an official claim for workers’ compensation to protect your eligibility for benefits.
At The Reinken Law Firm, we offer many years of experience helping injured workers fight for and protect their rights and interests. We can help you safeguard your eligibility for full and fair compensation by assisting you with filing your workers’ compensation claim in a timely manner.
Contact a Stamford, Bridgeport & Danbury, CT attorney for a free initial consultation
Filing a formal claim in a timely manner is very important to your workers’ compensation claim. If you’ve been injured while at work, speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help you understand all of your rights. Contact The Reinken Law Firm at 203-541-0090 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.