Workers' Comp Frequently Asked Questions
Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Waterbury
At the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, we understand that this time in your life may be difficult. Without the representation of the right attorney, you could be facing an uphill battle when trying to obtain workers' compensation. When you retain the assistance of our firm, we will diligently work to provide you with highest amount of compensation that you deserve. We understand that you may have many questions and concerns regarding your rights and eligibility to file a claim and our firm can guide you through the entire process.
Below, we have compiled some of the most commonly asked questions regarding workers' compensation; however, if you find yourself still seeking answers, do not hesitate to contact a Waterbury workers' compensation lawyer from our team right away.
Who is eligible for workers' compensation?While each situation will vary, there are a few basic requirements for determining eligibility for workers', which include:
- Working for a company that carries workers' compensation insurance
- Your injury or illness must be directly related to your job
How long will it take for my claim to be processed?Each case is different, and it may take as little as 3 business days and up to a month for a claim to be processed. Ensuring that the forms are filled out properly in advance can help, and working with the Law Offices of James A. Welcome can assist in expediting what could otherwise be a lengthy process.
What do I do if my claim was denied?If you have been denied a claim, you need to immediately contact an attorney who can help determine why your claim was denied and help appeal the claim. We will thoroughly review all documents pertaining to your case and ensure that your rights are protected.
My employer says that I am an undocumented immigration worker, am I still able to receive compensation?This situation can be sensitive and only an experienced attorney should assist you in addressing a complex matter of this nature. When you work with our firm, we will look into the specifics of your case, including your injuries, the accident, and why the business was employing an undocumented worker. Because your situation is unique, it is important that you work with the Law Offices of James A. Welcome as soon as possible.
What type of benefits can I receive?There are numerous benefits involved with workers' compensation, including (but not limited to):
- Payment of a portion of wages that you may have lost due to your illness or injury
- Death benefits paid to the family of an individual who died while on the job
- Burial benefits and funeral expenses
- Medical benefits for injuries and illnesses that are related to your job
Do I need an attorney?Yes! You should never attempt to face the workers' compensation process alone. Working with an attorney can be highly beneficial to you and your situation and we encourage you to retain the representation of our team right away.
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Are you ready to move forward with your case? Do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of James A. Welcome and speak with a dedicated attorney from our Waterbury firm. We have years of experience providing quality representation to our clients, and we may be able to help you as well.