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The Dodd Law Firm, LLC

Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Ten Corporate Center

1781 Highland Avenue, Suite 105

Cheshire, CT 06410

Phone: 203.272.1883

Fax: 203.272.2077

Workers' Compensation

 

If you are injured on the job or become ill as a result of your work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

 

Injured workers will receive benefits regardless of whether the accident/injury was their fault.

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer.

 

Under Connecticut’s Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to:

  1. Medical Treatment
    Any reasonable or necessary medical treatment should be covered
  2. Temporary total disability
    When you are not able to perform any job, you can receive your weekly workers’ compensation check.
  3. Temporary partial disability
    When you can perform some, but not all of your job duties (light duty work capacity) and you are making less money than before the injury, you can receive your weekly workers’ compensation check
  4. Permanent partial disability
    This is a disability benefit and not a lost wage benefit

 

The amount you receive and for how long is determined by a formula that includes a percentage of disability to an individual body part.

 

Workers’ compensation laws have deadlines. It’s imperative that the injured worker meet the deadlines so they are not denied benefits.

 

When you are injured, you should report the injury/accident immediately. The deadline is one year from the
date of injury.

 

An experienced workers’ compensation law firm can improve your chances of recovering benefits and obtaining medical treatment.  We will represent you at hearings and file all of the appropriate paperwork accordingly.

 

The Dodd Law Firm, LLC