Which injuries and illnesses are covered by workers’ comp in Connecticut?
Nearly all injuries and illnesses caused by work-related accidents, mistakes, and mishaps may be covered by Connecticut workers’ comp regulations. Even if you feel that you are at fault, and caused your own injuries, you may still qualify for to claim your benefits.
In order to get further clarification as to whether or not your injuries qualify you for workers’ compensation, contact one of our attorneys today.
Injuries which are covered include:
- Injuries to the body which result from job related tasks
- Injuries resulting from job related (on the clock) travel
- Injuries resulting from mistakes and accidents on the job
Damages which are covered include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and wage differential
- Disability compensation
- Compensation for loss of limbs, disfigurement, and scarring
- Certain treatment related travel expenses
Which injuries are not covered?
There are certain injuries and illnesses which are generally not covered under Connecticut workers’ compensation rules, including:
- Suicide and other intentionally self-inflicted injuries
- Injuries and ailments resulting from your own illegal drug use or drunkenness
- Injuries and ailments resulting from your breaking the law
Who is responsible for providing workers’ compensation benefits?
Your employer must provide its workforce with workers’ compensation insurance. You do not have to purchase an independent workers’ compensation insurance policy.
Is it possible to take legal action against my employer or co-worker for causing the conditions that resulted in my injury or sickness?
Generally, work-related injuries are resolved with a workers’ compensation claim, regardless of whether or not the company or your co-worker is to blame. As with many forms of law, exceptions may apply, and if you believe that your case is exceptional, contact one of our attorneys today for a free consultation.
What if I am not sure if my injuries are covered?
Workers’ compensation is an area of law which can be daunting to the average person. If you are unsure whether or not your injury qualifies, as defined by Connecticut workers’ compensation statutes, or if you are unsure whether or not your injury was work related, contact us for a free case evaluation.
It is common for employers and workers’ comp insurance companies to attempt to avoid paying out on valid claims. This is why you should not try to determine whether or not your injury or case is valid on your own. Instead, let a professional help. Call us today at the Law Offices of Andrew J. Cates, LLC. We are well-versed in Connecticut law, and we will be happy to help. Phone us for a free phone consultation toll free at (800) 330-4988 or (860) 522-7044, or contact us online.