Connecticut Worker's Compensation Lawyers
Like most people in the workforce, you work hard to earn the money you need to live. But when you are injured at work, your daily routine can go from normal to a nightmare in a matter of moments.
At Mott Zezula, we advocate for the best interests of injured workers in Connecticut. The Connecticut workers' compensation attorneys at our firm work to help individuals from any industry pursue the workers' compensation benefits they deserve.
Worker's Compensation and Beyond
Workers' compensation is what we do, and we strive to do it well. But we are not just a Connecticut workers' comp firm; we provide many services aimed at helping injured employees heal, pursue full compensation, and get back to life as normal. We strive to give our injury clients peace of mind and take the stress out of the claim process so they can concentrate on their medical treatment and feeling better.
While we pursue your workers' compensation benefits, we can also advise you about legal issues that may overlap with your worker's compensation claim including any potential third-party liability and personal injury claims, social security disability benefits, unemployment compensation benefits, or Medicare Set-Aside arrangements that may be appropriate.
We have extensive experience in all of Connecticut's workers' compensation districts. We handle all aspects of your work injury claim, including:
- Workers' compensation benefits
- Temporary Total Disability benefits
- Temporary Partial Disability benefits
- Permanent Partial Disability benefits
- Medical treatment and treatment coordination
- Survivors' benefits for widows, widowers and dependents
- Discrimination or wrongful discharge for filing a worker's compensation claim under C.G.S. 31-290a
- Appeals of unfairly denied claims to the Compensation Review Board and the Connecticut Appellate Court
- Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses
- Mileage and travel reimbursement
CT Worker's Compensation Claims - A "No-Fault" System
The Connecticut Worker's Compensation Act is a series of laws aimed to provide benefits to employees who suffer workplace injuries. The Connecticut worker's compensation system is a "no-fault" system, meaning that you do not have to prove someone was negligent, reckless, or at fault for your injuries. If you have been injured at work while performing your job duties, no matter who was at fault you are entitled to worker's compensation benefits.
What should I do if I'm injured at work?
- Your immediate health and safety is first and foremost, so the first thing you should do is seek medical treatment. Be sure to tell the doctor that you were injured at work, exactly how the injury occurred, and every injury you are experiencing - even if the pain is only slight. Be thorough. Your employer may lead you to believe that you are required to see their doctor, but that is not the case. You have a right to choose your doctor, but in some cases you may have to choose a doctor that is on a list provided by your employer.
- If you haven't already done so, notify your employer of your injury. Of course, notifying your employer in writing is better than verbal notification. Your employer is then supposed to complete a formal worker's compensation form known as the "Employer's First Report of Occupational Injury of Illness" and send it to the Connecticut Worker's Compensation Commission. Your employer should also contact its insurance company to start the worker's compensation claim process.
- Next, contact a worker's compensation lawyer to discuss the claim process and your entitlement to benefits. The Connecticut worker's compensation attorneys at Mott Zezula will evaluate your case quickly and at no-cost and advise you on the best course of action to pursue your claim efficiently and effectively. We will guide you step-by-step through the claim process so you can focus on your medical treatment and recovery.
Worker's Compensation Injuries
The worker's compensation lawyers at Lueker Mott Zezula have handled a variety of different work injuries, including but not limited to the following:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Shoulder and arm injuries
- Knee injuries
- Hip injuries
- Foot and leg injuries
- Heart and hypertension injuries
- Lung and airway disease injuries
- Occupational diseases
- Repetitive strain and repetitive trauma injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Depression and anxiety
If you have symptoms of any injury that may possibly be work-related, we will assist you in determining whether you are entitled to worker's compensation benefits.
Free Consultation and Case Evaluation
When you come for a free initial consultation and case evaluation, we will sit down with you for as long as necessary to fully understand the facts surrounding your work injury. We will thoroughly answer any questions you have relative to Connecticut worker's compensation law and the process for filing a claim. Also, we will happily come to you - whether it's in a hospital, a rehabilitation center, a coffee shop, or at home. Call us at (203) 408-6500 or complete our contact form below.