Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you are injured in the workplace, you have options when it comes to workers’ compensation coverage. Although many people choose to see an authorized physician right away, if your injury does not require immediate medical attention, you may wish to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer about protecting your rights under Connecticut workers’ compensation law.
At Morizio Law Firm, P.C., in Bridgeport/Stratford, we focus our legal practice on helping injured people secure the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions regarding a possible claim or the benefits you may be entitled to. The experienced attorneys at our firm are ready to hear your story.
What Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Include?
In general, workers’ compensation benefits for eligible injured workers include medical expenses resulting from doctor visits, hospital stays and physical therapy. Employees may also be eligible for coverage of lost wages if they are determined to be temporarily or permanently disabled.
Workers’ compensation financial benefits may also be available for dependents of employees fatally injured in work-related accidents. Depending on circumstances, spouses may be able to apply for death benefits until they remarry and children may be eligible until the age of 18. Speak with an attorney to discuss eligibility for dependents’ workers’ compensation benefits.
We Seek Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Surviving Families
At Morizio Law Firm, P.C., our workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers extend sincere sympathy to surviving family members of police officers, firefighters, longshore and harbor workers, municipal and state employees, and other workers who have died as a result of accidents or dangerous conditions on the job.
Committed To Helping The Widows Of Injured Workers In CT
Our lawyers frequently help widows file workers’ compensation death payment claims. Meanwhile, we will also explore the possibility of bringing a personal injury lawsuit against any responsible third party – such as a negligent driver or the manufacturer of defective work equipment.
Contact Morizio Law Firm, P.C., online to schedule a free consultation regarding the rights of surviving spouses and children (including some full-time college students and disabled adult children) to workers’ compensation benefits for dependents in Connecticut.
Benefits Available To Survivors Of Occupational Diseases
Not all workers’ compensation benefits for dependents are paid out to survivors of victims of catastrophic accidents. Sometimes, benefit payments are made to surviving spouses or other dependents for deaths that occurred as a result of job-related stress or occupational diseases that occurred over time.
Filing Claims For Widows Of Connecticut Police Officers And Firefighters Who Died Of Heart Disease Or Hypertension
In particular, the attorneys at Morizio Law Firm, P.C., are well-prepared to assist in filing claims for widows of police officers, firefighters and certain state employees who died as a result of heart disease or hypertension that developed during the course of their employment.
What Are The Different Categories Of Disability?
Temporary total disability: Some injuries may cause total disability for only a limited time. Injured workers who are totally, temporarily disabled receive the full benefit amount until they return to work or the condition improves.
Temporary partial disability: An injured worker will receive weekly payments based on demonstrated wage loss due to the injury and any incurred restrictions, for a limited duration.
Permanent partial disability: For the rest of his or her life, an injured worker will receive weekly payments based on permanent impairment of a specific body part. Payments will be discontinued if the disabling condition improves.
Permanent total disability: Workers who meet the requirements for total, permanent disability will receive full benefits for the remainder of their lives.
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