A Law Firm That Helps You Understand Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Law
Stamford, Bridgeport & Danbury, CT attorney who can help you recover the maximum benefits to which you are entitled
If you’ve suffered an injury at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The experienced legal team at The Reinken Law Firm can offer valuable guidance in determining whether you have a workers’ compensation case. We have been protecting the rights and interests of injured workers for many years, and our extensive experience helps employees who have been injured on the job seek the compensation they deserve.
Do I have a workers’ compensation case?
Most employers in Connecticut are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage for their employees; therefore, if you were injured while performing your job duties, and your employer carries coverage, it is likely that you do have a workers’ compensation case.
To protect your right to compensation, you should do the following after suffering a workplace injury:
- Report your injury to your employer
- Receive medical attention for your injury
- File your workers’ compensation claim
Most people report their incidents and seek medical attention after being injured, but filing your claim as soon as possible is an essential step in the process if you are seeking compensation for your injury.
What are some common workers’ compensation issues?
In addition to filing your claim, you may have questions or concerns about the following issues:
- Third-party cause of action. If your work-related injury was the result of the negligence of someone other than your employer, you may have a case against that other person. This is known as a third-party claim, and it can be filed even if you are filing a workers’ compensation claim.
- Notice, filing requirements and deadlines. As your claim goes through the system, there are various administrative notice and filing requirements and deadlines that you must meet. Most important, you need to file your written notice of claim within the time permitted under the Connecticut statute of limitations, or your claim becomes invalid.
- Pre-existing medical conditions. What if you suffer from a pre-existing medical condition? Can you still file a claim? Depending on the circumstances, if a workplace injury has worsened a pre-existing medical condition, you may still be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
- Medical care. Once you have reported your injury to your employer, your employer is required to provide you with medical treatment. This means that you must accept initial treatment under your employer’s medical care plan.
- Reporting an injury to your doctor. Are you restricted to seeing only the doctor supplied by your employer’s medical plan? While you do need to report to your employer’s designated medical provider for initial treatment, you can choose to go to your own doctor for any further treatment.
These are just some of the issues that may come up as you pursue your claim for compensation for your workplace injury. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can discuss your concerns with you and help you understand and protect your rights as an injured worker.
Meet with a skilled attorney to discuss your workers’ compensation claim
If you’ve been injured while on the job, The Reinken Law Firm can help. We are proud to serve injured workers in the Stamford, Greenwich, Bridgeport, Norwalk and the Danbury area. Our legal team has the skill and experience to confidently handle your workers’ compensation claim. Contact us at (203) 325-8800 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.