If you are injured in the workplace, you have options when it comes to workers' compensation coverage. Although many people choose to see an authorized physician right away, if your injury does not require immediate medical attention, you may wish to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer about protecting your rights under Connecticut workers' compensation law.
At Cousins, Desrosiers & Morizio, P.C., in Bridgeport/Stratford, we focus our legal practice on helping injured people secure the workers' compensation benefits they deserve. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions regarding a possible claim or the benefits you may be entitled to. The experienced attorneys at our firm are ready to hear your story.
What Do Workers' Compensation Benefits Include?
In general, workers' compensation benefits for eligible injured workers include medical expenses resulting from doctor visits, hospital stays and physical therapy. Employees may also be eligible for coverage of lost wages if they are determined to be temporarily or permanently disabled.
Workers' compensation financial benefits may also be available for dependents of employees fatally injured in work-related accidents. Depending on circumstances, spouses may be able to apply for death benefits until they remarry and children may be eligible until the age of 18. Speak with an attorney to discuss eligibility for dependents' workers' compensation benefits.
Temporary Total disability: Some injuries may cause total disability for only a limited amount of time. Injured workers who are totally, temporarily disabled receive the full benefit amount until they return to work or the condition improves.
Temporary Partial disability: An injured worker will receive weekly payments based on demonstrated wage loss due to the injury and any incurred restrictions, for a limited duration.
Permanent Partial disability: For the rest of his or her life, an injured worker will receive weekly payments based on permanent impairment of a specific body part. Payments will be discontinued if the disabling condition improves.
Permanent Total disability: Workers who meet the requirements for total, permanent disability will receive full benefits for the remainder of their lives.
Let Us Protect Your Rights and Leverage Your Interests
Workers' compensation issues are often complex. Unfortunately, you cannot always trust that you are getting the full story from human resources representatives, physicians or insurance companies. To make certain you are getting the benefits you are entitled to after an injury or losing a loved one in a fatal on-the-job accident, contact us at 866-225-9496.