Independent Contractors And Skilled Laborers

Skilled laborers are characterized by a high level of knowledge or expertise in their field, and often by the critical thinking skills required to do their work. While these employees may not face the same obvious safety risks as construction workers or steel workers, they are still vulnerable to workplace injuries.

At Cousins, Desrosiers & Morizio, P.C., we understand the unique challenges faced by skilled workers who sustain serious illness or injury in the workplace. Our lawyers advocate on behalf of injured workers, including:

  • Architects
  • Computer programmers
  • Electricians
  • Machine operators
  • Pipe fitters
  • Plumbers
  • Welders

Injuries To Independent Contractors

For financial reasons, many Connecticut employers choose to engage independent contractors for certain kinds of work rather than hire full-time employees. These contractors typically have specialized skills much like those of full-time skilled laborers, but they do not enjoy the same benefits under the state's workers' compensation laws.

When employers misclassify employees as independent contractors to save money, it may be possible to show that an injured employee actually performed the duties of a full-time employee, which would make the employee eligible for workers' compensation. At Cousins, Desrosiers & Morizio, P.C., we have represented many misclassified workers and helped them claim the workers' compensation benefits they deserve.

Contact Our Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Specialists And Attorneys

Handling Workers' Compensation For Independent Contractors And Skilled Laborers

From our offices in Stratford, we represent injured workers throughout the state of Connecticut, handling workers' compensation claims in all eight Connecticut workers' compensation districts.

To learn more about our firm and how we can help you, we encourage you to contact us to arrange a no-cost, no-obligation, no-risk consultation.