Waterbury Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Workers' Compensation Process in Connecticut
Chapter 568 of the Connecticut General Statues includes the Workers' Compensation Act, where injured employees can find information about wage replacement, medical treatment, and other benefits. The legalities involved with filing a claim for workers' compensation in the state of Connecticut are such that anyone who has been injured on the job should not take legal action without first speaking to an attorney. The Law Offices of James A. Welcome can be contacted for help.
If you were injured on the job, you will have a very limited amount of time in which to file a claim for workers' compensation, which is why it is important to take action immediately. Failure to file a claim within the allotted time frame could result in the denial of your benefits. Don't miss your opportunity to take advantage of the workers' compensation benefits available to you.
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How the Workers' Comp Process Works
There are many steps involved in the process of filing for workers' compensation in Connecticut, all of which we can help you with at the Law Offices of James A. Welcome. Generally, the workers' compensation process is as follows:
- The injured employee must provide his or her employer with notification of the injury. This type of notification is typically provided to the manger. In the event that the injured party is hospitalized, this formal notification can be waived.
- Upon receiving an employee's notification of injury, the employer is expected to submit a formal report to the state workers' compensation board. At this time, the employer should also notify the workers' compensation insurance carrier.
- Once the workers' compensation insurance carrier receives notification of the injury, the insurance company can begin paying the employee's medical bills. Part of the payment from the insurance provider should also be a percentage of the injured employee's average income per week. These payments are made through temporary disability checks.
In some cases, the process may be carried out differently, instead beginning with an employee visit to the doctor's office. In such cases, the doctor may ask the employee to fill out a workers' compensation form and the doctor will notify the employer and the insurance company of the injury.
The Law Offices of James A. Welcome can help with your workers' compensation claim or denial. Contact our Waterbury workers' compensation attorneys today.
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