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What is the Purpose of Workers Compensation?

In Connecticut, many workers receive injuries in the workplace and choose to file for worker’s compensation. An understanding of workers compensation and the purpose it serves can help while filing the claim. Purpose of Workers Compensation in Connecticut Workers’ compensation provides employees who are injured on the job with funds to compensate them for lost wages, medical care, and if necessary, vocational rehabilitation. In return for payment of benefits provided under the workers compensation law, the employers are exempt against lawsuits for negligence. There are exceptions to this, such as if the employer is in violation of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)...

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