If you are suffering from a severe injury or illness that is the direct result of a workplace accident, it is important that you immediately contact a trusted representative from the Law Offices of James A. Welcome. These types of injuries not only qualify you for workers' compensation, but you could also be eligible to receive long-term or permanent disability. In the event of a serious injury, or an injury that has caused great suffering and kept you from performing job-related duties, do not hesitate to work with a Waterbury workers' compensation lawyer from our team.
Permanent disability is awarded to individuals who are suffering from severe, complex injuries or illnesses that are directly tied to a work-related accident or condition. If you are not able to return to your position or fulfill another position within the company, you need to speak with an attorney regarding permanent disability.
Determining the exact amount can be difficult, and the guidelines for calculating the compensation fall under the American Medical Association's regulations. In order to meet these guidelines for compensation, you must first be evaluated by an approved physician and the doctor must provide a report and impairment rating. The rating corresponds with what is known as an impairment number, and that number will be used to determine the amount of compensation you will receive weekly.
After a serious accident, many people do not know where to turn or who to trust in order to ensure that their rights are protected and that they receive the benefits they deserve. At our firm, we can use our experience and knowledge of the various laws governing workers' compensation and disability to help ensure that you obtain the full compensation due to you. The laws surrounding compensation can be difficult to understand, and you should never face the legal system alone. When you work with the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, we can focus on submitting your claims and appealing them as necessary.
We are proud to represent clients in New Haven County and across Connecticut, including Danbury, Norwalk, Meriden and Waterbury.