Workplace Accidents: We Know The Law
If you have been injured on the job, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission has specific requirements that must be met in order for your claim to be approved. This can be an extremely complex process, and the help of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Connecticut can help ensure that you receive the full benefits you are entitled to under the law.
At the law firm of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in North Haven, Connecticut, our workers’ compensation lawyers help you cut through the red tape, and they will work tirelessly to secure the maximum level of benefits for you as efficiently as possible. They have extensive experience with these matters and know how to effectively navigate these sometimes treacherous waters.
To discuss your workplace injury with one of our lawyers, call us for a free initial consultation at 203-896-4631. Based near New Haven, we represent injured workers throughout Connecticut.
A Strong Advocate For Workplace Accident Victims
No matter where you are in the process, our team is ready to help. From filing the initial application to appealing a denial of benefits, our attorneys can provide the skillful, dedicated representation you need to reach a favorable result. In addition, if negligence or an equipment failure contributed to your injury, our lawyers can help you seek additional compensation under workers’ compensation laws.
We can help you with all types and aspects of workplace injuries, including:
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Heart disease and hypertension
- Repetitive motion injuries
Our attorneys are here to help you. Recovery from your illness or injury should take priority over legal filings and the stress that comes with them. Our lawyers can help you navigate your case so that you are able to get the benefits and compensation you need.
Frequently Asked Questions About Workplace Accidents
Workers’ compensation laws in Connecticut can be very complex. You are likely to have questions about your case, whether you are looking to file a claim or are in the middle of your case. Our attorneys can help answer your questions and explain the process to you. Please see some answers to frequently asked questions about workplace accidents and workers’ compensation law, below.
What kinds of injuries are covered?
Any injury or illness you suffered as a direct result of your job duties may be covered. It is likely covered under Connecticut compensation law, whether it is a repetitive stress injury, a slip-and-fall, cancer from working with chemicals or a severe burn.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In Connecticut, the statute of limitations is one year from the date of the injury or three years from when you first noticed the illness. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you don’t miss out on filing for benefits.
Can my employer fire me for filing a claim?
This is a common concern. While it may feel awkward to file a workers’ compensation claim, it is illegal for your employer to take action against you in response to your claim. You cannot be fired, harassed, demoted or mistreated in retaliation. If your employer does any of these things, you may be able to bring a separate claim against your employer.
What should I do if my claim has been rejected?
If your claim is rejected, you have the right to file an appeal after the first rejection. However, your best option is to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney immediately to help you handle the appeal.
Why do I need an attorney?
Working with an experienced lawyer can make a huge difference in your case. You should focus on recovering from your injury or illness instead of filing legal paperwork. An attorney can handle the complicated legal filings for you and will be there if any issues arise with your case.
Call For A Free Initial Consultation
Contact our office today to discuss your workplace injury claim and learn more about what our lawyers can do to help you. You can reach us online or call 203-896-4631 to arrange a free case evaluation.
We are located near New Haven, in proximity to the intersection of I-91, I-95 and I-84. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available. We handle all workplace injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that you pay no attorney fees unless our attorneys obtain compensation for you.