What Do I Do If I've Been Injured At Work?

Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that Connecticut employers offer their employees, which covers lost wages and medical costs that stem from work-related injuries and illnesses. It is a no-fault system — whether the employee or the employer is at fault does not matter. The employee should receive benefits regardless of the scenario.

Yet many see their workers' compensation claims denied. Insurance companies deny claims frequently. This may be because an employee did not follow proper protocol while filing the claim, or because an employer disputed that the injury occurred at work. When a denial takes place, employees do not receive the benefits and care to which they are entitled. Moreover, they may be compelled to return to work before they are able, leading to further risks in the workplace. In such cases, it is important to find an attorney who will fight to make sure individuals obtain the help they need.

What Steps Should I Take?

The lawyers at Chinigo, Leone & Maruzo, LLP, have assisted individuals in Norwich and the surrounding area with their workers' compensation matters for more than 25 years. We understand the claims process thoroughly, and guide our clients through it to make sure they make no procedural errors. In matters where an employee's rights to benefits are contested, we are unafraid to negotiate aggressively with insurers and, when necessary, take a case to court.

To avoid complications, it is important to follow protocol. Employees should report their injury or illness to their employer immediately, and seek medical attention from an employer-designated physician. Likewise, a Notice of Claim for Compensation form must be filed without haste.

If you follow these steps, and your claim is still denied, it may be necessary to take legal action to obtain compensation and protect yourself, your rights and your employment.

Strong Support For Workplace Injuries And Illnesses

If you are having trouble with your workers' compensation claim, or would like to know more about the process, reach out to us. You can call our firm at 860-222-7724 or schedule an appointment online.