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Worker's Compensation

When you’re injured on the job, there are many concerns that an employee has. Some of these concerns are:

  • What do I do if I can’t work because I am hurt?
  • Who will pay me if I can’t work?
  • What doctor do I see?
  • Do I have to see the doctor the employer is sending me to?

There aren’t many people that can get hurt on the job and then go without pay. Employees who are hurt on the job are often equally as concerned about being paid their wages as they about the injury and their treatment.

Employees frequently feel as if the employer and the worker’s comp insurance company are more concerned about getting the employee back to work quickly, then getting them back to work healed. Worker’s comp insurance companies are advocates for their clients- the employers. The insurance company is interested in paying injured employees as little as possible- as little as possible in lost wages and as little as possible for medical treatment. Oftentimes, the insurance companies will send employees for evaluations for with doctors that see things more from the perspective of the employer then from the perspective of the injured worker.

The worker’s compensation system is a unique system that gives injured workers certain benefits. There is a right to be paid wages when you’re unable to work. There is a right to have your medical treatment paid for when you’re injured on the job. There is a right to be paid for permanent injuries. These are only some of the rights that employees have in Connecticut. Each of these rights is limited, and the insurance companies are very aware of how they can legally stop these benefits. It is important for injured employees to speak with an attorney who is knowledgeable about worker’s compensation.