Workers' Compensation: Frequently Asked Questions
What is workers’ compensation?
The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide wage replacement benefits and medical treatment to workers who are injured or become ill while on the job.
How much does workers’ comp pay?
Workers’ compensation benefits are based on your average weekly wages (after tax and Social Security) up to 52 weeks prior to the injury or illness. Depending on the type of benefits you qualify for, your benefits will vary.
What is the workers’ comp statute of limitations in Connecticut?
The statute of limitations-or the time limit in which to file a claim-for workers’ compensation benefits is explained in detail on the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission website. For questions specific to your case, call us at (203) 876-2711. Our Connecticut workers’ compensation lawyers can answer all of your questions.
What is a workers’ compensation appeal?
If you have a disputed workers’ compensation case, you may file an appeal with the Workers’ Compensation Commission Review Board (CRB). The CRB is a panel of two Workers’ Compensation Commissioners and the Workers’ Compensation Chairman.
When your case is with the CRB, it may affirm the decision already made on your case, reverse the decision on your case, or send your case to the Appellate Court for further review. A Connecticut workers’ comp lawyer from Carter Mario Injury Lawyers can assist you with your appeal.
What benefits are available through workers’ compensation?
Depending on the nature and severity of your illnesses or injuries, as an injured worker, you may qualify for a variety of different workers’ compensation benefits, including:
- Medical treatment
- Temporary total disability
- Temporary partial disability
- Permanent partial disability
- Relapse or recurrence
- Discretionary benefits
- Job retraining
- Rehabilitation expenses
If you need help pursuing the workers’ compensation benefits that you’re owed, our Connecticut workers’ compensation lawyers at our law firm can help.
Call us anytime for skilled legal guidance.