Fairfield Workers’ Compensation Claims Lawyer
A lot can go wrong while you’re at work, and we’re not just talking about simple mistakes that can be easily. We’re talking about workplace accidents. You may think that they’re not so common, but they really are. In fact, millions of them happen every year in the United States.
When any type of workplace accident causes you injury, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim under Connecticut law. Workers’ compensation claims may seem straightforward, but sometimes issues can occur that can make it difficult for the injured party to receive benefits. Are you having issues with your workers’ compensation claim? If so, contact a Fairfield workers’ compensation claims lawyer from Morizio Law Firm, P.C. today for assistance.
What Benefits Can I Receive?
Medical expenses and lost wages are the primary benefits paid by workers’ compensation. However, additional benefits may be available for those who qualify, such as:
- Temporary total disability (this is when you are unable to perform any type of job)
- Temporary partial disability (this is for those who are able to perform some type of work)
- Permanent partial disability (for those who have suffered a disability to a specific body part)
- Scarring or disfigurement or scarring (this depends on the location)
- Job retraining (vocational rehabilitation to enter a new career)
- “308a” benefits (these refer to living funds)
- Relapse or recurrence (such as for those who suffered a previous injury)
Types of Hearings
When the employee or the third party administrator disagrees with a denied claim, they can request a hearing with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. There are five types of hearings:
- Informal. Most cases are settled at informal hearings.
- Emergency. This is a type of informal hearing that is used for situations such as the halt of benefits, lack of insurance, threat of loss of a home or vehicle, and emergency surgery.
- Pre-formal. When the parties cannot reach an agreement after an informal hearing, then they can request a pre-formal hearing.
- Formal. This is the next step if the pre-formal hearing does not resolve matters. As the name implies, this is a formal legal proceeding.
- CRB appeal. The decision at a formal hearing is legally binding. The only way to go around this decision is to appeal it to the Workers’ Compensation Commissioner’s Compensation Review Board (CRB). However, these types of appeals are rare.
Contact Morizio Law Firm, P.C. Today
While employees have the responsibility to work safely, accidents can and do happen. If you have been injured on the jobsite, make sure you file a timely workers’ compensation claim. This will help you get your benefits as soon as possible so you can earn money and pay for expenses.
Morizio Law Firm, P.C. can help you with your claim. Our board-certified lawyer will help you get the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation with a Fairfield workers’ compensation claims lawyer today by calling 475-338-3505.