New Haven Workers’ Compensation Claims Lawyer
If you’ve been injured at work, you want to make sure you receive compensation for your injuries. You need to work with your employer to get started on the claims process.
But there can be delays and denials. Maybe your employer is trying to retaliate against you. If you are experiencing problems like these, the good news is that you don’t have to handle them on your own. A New Haven workers’ compensation claims lawyer from Morizio Law Firm, P.C. can get you the legal help you need to recover from a workplace injury.
Workers’ Compensation Claims FAQs
Have questions about workers’ compensation claims? We have the answers:
- Is there a waiting period? To receive benefits for total or partial incapacity, you must wait three days. Medical and hospital benefits, on the other hand, do not have a waiting period.
- Do I have to work in a specific industry in order to be covered under workers’ compensation insurance? No, but you do have to be classified as an employee. Otherwise, there are no restrictions on employment. You can be a construction worker, government employee, factory or warehouse employee, office worker, landscaper, or work in some other field.
- Does it matter who is at fault for the accident? Not at all. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to anyone injured during the scope of employment, regardless of fault.
- What happens if I was hurt while traveling for my job? You don’t have to be on a physical jobsite to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. As long as you were “on the clock” at the time of your injury, you will likely qualify for benefits. Commute time does not count, though.
- What happens if I was injured on my lunch break? Since lunch breaks are typically unpaid, the employer is typically not responsible for what you do during that time. Therefore, it is unlikely that you will receive workers’ compensation benefits for any accidents that occur.
- What injuries are covered under workers’ compensation? Any illness or injury that you suffer as a direct result of your job is covered under Connecticut workers’ compensation law. This primarily applies to physical injuries, although mental conditions are covered as long as they can be directly linked to a workplace injury. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression can be hard to prove, though, so you might need to seek legal help in these cases.
Contact Morizio Law Firm, P.C. Today
Have questions or concerns about the workers’ compensation system? You’re not alone. The process is complex and can be tricky to navigate, especially if you’re not familiar with the steps and legal terminology.
The right legal help can make all the difference. Contact Morizio Law Firm, P.C. and see how our board-certified lawyer can guide you through the workers’ compensation system with ease. Call a New Haven workers’ compensation claims lawyer today to schedule a consultation at 475-338-3505.