Bridgeport Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Are you a Bridgeport, CT, worker that takes pride in a job well done? On most days, completing your work responsibilities is your only concern. But if you get injured at work, trying to get fast, fair compensation can create a new set of worries.
Being injured on the job is stressful. You may have many questions, like: How do I file a workers’ compensation claim? What are my rights and responsibilities?
Would you like fast compensation for your workplace injuries? Gould Injury Law is a local compensation law firm serving the Bridgeport area. Our workers’ compensation lawyers are here to answer your questions fast.
Our workers’ compensation law team offers free consultations for Bridgeport employees.
Contact one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys right away. Reach us at 888-WIN-FAST or by visiting our nearest office.
Connecticut Workers’ Rights
Workers’ compensation laws in Bridgeport, Connecticut, are designed to protect employees. After a work accident, you are entitled to medical treatment, lost wages, and other workers’ comp benefits.
You deserve reimbursement for your injury-related medical expenses. You may qualify for temporary or permanent compensation. Your payment type will depend on the nature of your personal injury.
To illustrate, consider the following two examples from the book, Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Claim Costs, Prices, and Regulation.
When temporary benefits apply
A worker suffers an arm fracture and is unable to work until it heals. After recovery, the injured worker is able to resume work tasks.
He or she would receive temporary benefits during the recovery period. Temporary total disability benefits are 75 percent of the employee’s weekly wages after taxes.
What if the employee is able to do some work in a different capacity? He or she may qualify for temporary partial disability benefits.
When permanent benefits apply
Another employee suffers a serious accident and must undergo an amputation. He or she isn’t capable of working in the previous position. The worker’s disability entitles him or her to permanent workers’ compensation benefits.
What Kind of Worker May Be Compensated for an Injury?
Workers’ compensation in our state covers virtually every type of employee. The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation System is a no-fault insurance system, meaning that it doesn’t matter whose fault the accident was. Yet, if you were under the influence of a drug or alcohol, you may lose your right to claim.
Are you wondering if you qualify to receive compensation under the law? If you were injured at work, we can help you determine your rights. Call us at one of our Connecticut law firm offices or request a free consultation at 888-WIN-FAST.
Occupational Injuries in CT
Occupational injuries or illnesses can result in certain professions and workplaces.
For example, if you work in a factory, the gases or fumes you breathe may produce asthma symptoms. Or you may have to work with highly irritating chemicals that cause skin problems. Carpal tunnel syndrome is also common among workers who perform repetitive work tasks.
American Family Physician states: “The impact of an occupational injury reaches beyond lost wages and can have a negative impact on quality of life.” This is why the award you may receive depends on how your work-caused condition may affect your future.
The process is the same for occupational disorder workers’ compensation and personal injury accidents. Contact Gould Injury Law firm at 888-WIN-FAST if you want more information about how to handle your case.
How to File a Claim
What should you do if you are injured at work? The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission shares a 4-step claims process.
- Report the injury to your employer right away. Your employer is responsible for providing medical treatment and filing a report with its insurance carrier.
- Get medical attention from your employer’s designated medical provider.
- File an official claim. You can get a form from any district office. The Fourth District Office is located at 350 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. The hours are 7:45 AM until 4:30 PM.
- Contact your employer’s insurance carrier if you do not receive benefit checks within 2 weeks of your report. You may need to provide additional documents, such as a medical report or a wage statement from your employer.
File your claim with confidence; you don’t have to find your way alone. After a free consultation with Gould Injury Law firm, your lawyer will guide you. We also provide legal advice if your employer disputes your claim.
Please leave us your email address and a brief message on our client website or call 888-WIN-FAST for a faster response.
If Your Employer Contests Your Claim
Sometimes, employers dispute Bridgeport workers’ compensation claims. They may say that you were not injured at work. Or they may disagree with the effect that your work tasks had on your health condition.
If that happens, contact a workers’ compensation attorney who knows how to navigate the system with speed and accuracy. You will need to prove that your injury or illness is work-related.
The State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission reviews workers’ contested claims in informal hearings. At your hearing, you will need to produce evidence, such as medical reports and witness testimony. However, you also will have the right to professional legal counsel. So why not take advantage of our lawyers’ extensive knowledge and experience with personal injury law? That’s how you can build a strong case to ensure success.
Clients throughout Fairfield County, CT, are welcome to visit our local offices for a fast, free consultation. Or, if you prefer, you can phone Gould Injury Law on our toll-free number, 888-WIN-FAST.
The time to file a workers’ compensation claim is limited. Contact us today.