If you are injured at work, left without wages, and denied workers’ compensation benefits in Connecticut, it is a good idea to speak with a skilled attorney.
You are not required to work with an attorney to obtain the benefits for which you are eligible under the workers’ compensation system in Connecticut. The Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) offers help and forms to guide you through the process of filing your claim. If your claim is not disputed and you are granted appropriate benefits, there is no need to speak with an attorney unless you have questions about your claim or treatment along the way.
However, many injured workers have their claim for workers’ comp benefits denied. Quality of life and family relationships are strained while financial pressure and unpaid bills add up. When you are denied worker’s comp. benefits, or if delivery of your benefits is delayed, it is a good idea to talk with an attorney.
Get the workers’ comp. help that you need
Have you been denied workers’ comp. benefits in Connecticut and wonder what you are going to do? Consider these points about getting legal help with your claim:
- Work with an experienced attorney: When you are considering legal help, focus on attorneys who have many years of successful, specific practice in workers’ compensation in Connecticut. The attorney should work on a contingent fee basis, meaning you pay nothing if they are not able to recover compensation on your behalf. The WCC limits the fees your attorney can collect to 20% of any amount recovered on your behalf.
- Protect your rights—and your future: Connecticut employers carry workers’ compensation insurance, and it is the insurance company who pays benefits when you are injured.
- The insurance company may deny your claim for a number of reasons, and this may lead to a legal process that requires months or years to gain the benefits for which you are eligible. A knowledgeable attorney can quickly cut through the process, provide solid information about what needs to be done to move your case forward. The hearing process is still lengthy, but gaining legal advice and representation provides important perspective on whether you are eligible, what you are eligible for, and how you can pursue the claim.
- If you intend to settle—get legal advice. The insurance company may decide to settle with you instead of continuing to pay your benefits in increments. A settlement offer could come as a result of litigation, too. As with any important legal agreement, it is in your best interest to speak with a qualified attorney to find out whether it is really a good deal for you and your situation before you sign on the dotted line.
These are just a few of the important things to consider about getting legal help after you are injured on the job. If you are denied the benefits you deserve, it costs you nothing to speak with an attorney about your case.
Speak with a trusted workers’ compensation law firm in Connecticut
Recognized in Connecticut and nationally for excellence in service to injured workers, the Williams Law Firm, LLC delivers straightforward counsel and dedicated work to obtain all the workers’ comp. benefits for which you are eligible. Call our firm at (203) 255-7777 or contact us today to schedule a free consultation to evaluate your case.