Norwalk Workers’ Compensation Claims Lawyer
If you have been injured while at work, it’s important that you understand what needs to be done. First things first—you need to report the injury to your employer and start the claims process.
You’ll also need to see a doctor and ensure your injuries get treated promptly. Don’t leave out any steps or you could see your claim get denied. Need an advocate on your side who knows the law? That’s where a Norwalk workers’ compensation claims lawyer from Morizio Law Firm, P.C. comes in. We’ll help you get your claim approved quickly so you can start your recovery.
Workers’ Compensation Claims FAQs
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the workers’ compensation process:
- Do all employers have to have workers’ compensation insurance? Any employer with at least one employee is required to have coverage. It does not matter if the employee works part-time or full-time.
- What benefits am I entitled to receive? Workers’ compensation benefits include compensation for lost wages and medical bills. Generally, you are entitled to 75% of your net average weekly wage.
- What is not covered under workers’ compensation? Any type of deliberate activity or accident caused by the commission of a crime is not compensable under the law. Some examples include injuries caused by a fight, horseplay, or intoxication (drugs or alcohol). Any type of intentional injuries are also not covered.
- Can I file a lawsuit against my employer? Workers’ compensation is usually the only legal remedy for an employee who becomes injured or ill during the course of employment. Workers give up the right to sue their employers in court in exchange for the guarantee of workers’ compensation benefits. This creates a predictable method for resolving employer-employee conflict.
- Can my employer make me pay for workers’ compensation insurance? No, you cannot be forced to pay for insurance even if you caused the accident. That is the cost of doing business and is the sole responsibility of your employer.
- Can my employer harass me or discriminate against me for filing a workers’ compensation claim? Any negative treatment toward an employee based on the filing of a workers’ compensation claim is called retaliation. Your employer is not allowed to penalize you. This is illegal under federal law. Contact a lawyer to understand your legal rights.
- Who decides what type of work I can do while recovering? Your treating doctor will detail in a medical report the kind of work you can and cannot do while recovering as well as any changes needed in your work schedule or assignments. You should review your job description with your treating doctor, employer, and attorney. You can discuss any necessary changes.
Contact Morizio Law Firm, P.C. Today
The workers’ compensation system is complicated. You may be confused and have a lot of questions.
The team at Morizio Law Firm, P.C. can give you the answers you need. We’ll guide you through the process. To schedule a consultation with a Norwalk workers’ compensation claims lawyer, call our office at 475-338-3505.