Workers’ Compensation

Hartford Area Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

banner-workersGuiding injured workers through Connecticut Workers’ Compensation laws

If you are a worker who sustained an on-the-job injury or occupational illness, you need experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys to guide you through the Workers’ Compensation system and protect your rights to benefits. Although Connecticut law gives workers the right to compensation for workplace injuries, benefits are provided by private insurers or self-insured employers who have little or no incentive to provide you with full benefits. At The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, we guide you through the complex Workers’ Compensation system to ensure you obtain the full and fair benefits you are entitled to. If you need our help, contact our firm today.

Connecticut Workers’ Compensation laws

Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault insurance system that pays benefits to employees who are injured on the job or who suffer an occupational illness, even if the accident was the employee’s fault or the employee was born with a medical condition that predisposed him or her to the injury or increased its severity. Workers’ Compensation covers almost all employees, including minors, non-citizens, and part-time employees, regardless of occupation, business size, duration of employment or number of hours worked per day. If you are unsure whether or not your employer is required to provide Workers’ Compensation benefits, experienced Hartford lawyers can assist you.

Types of Workers’ Compensation benefits

The goal of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation laws is to provide benefits to help workers who are injured while on the job or who suffer an occupational disease. Depending on the circumstances and extent of the occupational injury or disease, Workers’ Compensation benefits may cover a wide range of costs:

  • Medical treatment
  • Weekly benefits while disabled
  • Vocational rehabilitation, if necessary
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Permanent physical impairment

Disputed and denied Workers’ Compensation claims

Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers assist with all aspects of Workers’ Compensation claims, from filing an official written notice of claim and ensuring the supporting documentation is provided to assisting with disputed claims. If your Workers’ Compensation claim is denied, our experienced litigators assist at all levels of appeal, including informal, formal and appellate hearings before a commissioner.

Third-party injuries not covered by Workers’ Compensation

If injuries are caused by a negligent third party, such as a negligent driver, an injured worker may be entitled to recover compensation in a personal injury lawsuit instead of, or in addition to a Workers’ Compensation claim. Our personal injury attorneys thoroughly examine the facts of your case to determine whether you should file a Workers’ Compensation claim or pursue a personal injury action against the negligent party and his or her insurer.

Contact experienced representation after workplace accidents

The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman has been a quality legal resource for Connecticut for over 35 years. At The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, our attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients who are injured on the job or suffer occupational diseases. To schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled attorney, please contact our firm today.