What Is The Workers’ Compensation Process In Connecticut?
If you have been injured at work, you may be focusing on financial hardships caused by medical bills, lost wages and more. However, did you know that you are entitled to compensation for your injury to cover those needs? You have earned it through your service.
At Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law, we are experienced workers’ compensation lawyers. We know that you may be feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of navigating the workers’ comp process, and we are here to help.
Getting Compensation Should Not Be Complicated
The Connecticut workers’ compensation system is meant to help workers who have been injured on the job by providing coverage for medical expenses, rehabilitation and more. However, it is a multistep process. To receive compensation, you must:
- Tell your employer that you have been injured. It is crucial to inform your employer that you have been injured: any delay can cause your injury to be disputed.
- Seek medical attention. Your employer may have an approved doctor you should visit — ask about this when you report your injury.
- File a claim. An official claim is the record needed to start payment. If you do not receive payment within two weeks of your injury, contact your employer’s insurance.
If your claim is disputed, you will receive written notice describing the reason why. In this case and throughout the process, having a lawyer on your side throughout the workers’ comp process can provide valuable peace of mind. You will know that you will not miss any paperwork, deadlines or anything else that could jeopardize your compensation.
Ease Your Mind: Talk To A Lawyer Today
As experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, we offer you peace of mind by explaining what you should expect from the workers’ compensation process in Connecticut. To arrange a free consultation, call our New London office at 800-499-0145 today. You can also reach out through our online contact form, and we will respond as soon as possible.