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Hurt at work? Get workers’ compensation

| Jan 10, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

In Connecticut, it’s the job of the State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission to provide information about workers’ compensation to people in the state.

When you’re hurt on the job, the Workers’ Compensation Act allows you to seek out medical treatment. You are also able to seek wage-replacement benefits and can seek other kinds of benefits if you cannot return to work or need assistance in doing so.

The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation System is designed to cover almost all employees in the state. Even if you’re not a citizen or are a part-time employee, you can see benefits through the system. Workers’ compensation is treated as a no-fault system in the state, so even if you accidentally caused your own injuries, you can still get coverage.

Can you always seek compensation if you’re hurt on the job?

There are some instances when you may not be able to obtain compensation. For example, if you were intoxicated at the time of an accident, you may not be eligible. Similarly, substance abuse leading to an injury won’t lead to an approved claim. There may also be times when claims are denied due to the cause of an injury, such as causing intentional injuries to yourself to make a claim. However, every case is handled individually, so you’ll need to file your own claim to see if you’re going to receive benefits.

Our website has more on workers’ compensation and what you can expect if you get hurt on the job. You deserve fair treatment after any kind of workplace injury takes place.