Denied Workers’ Compensation? Know What Comes Next.


In Connecticut, Workers’ Compensation provides benefits and covers the cost of medical expenses for employees who get injured or become ill on the job. Workers’ Compensation is provided by an employer’s insurance coverage. Most employees—including part-time and full-time—are covered.

While Workers’ Compensation is intended to provide workers with money for medical treatment, lost wages, and job retraining; filing a claim does not guarantee an employee will receive benefits.

If your Workers’ Compensation claim is denied—or you disagree with the decision—the Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm can fight for the benefits you’re owed.

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Process

If you disagree with a determination on a Workers’ Compensation claim, you can file an appeal with the Compensation Review Board—a part of the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission. Carter Mario can help guide you through each step of the process, including:

  • Preparing Your Petition for Review Form: You must file a Petition for Review form with the Compensation Review Board within 20 days of a denial or decision with which you disagree.
  • Submission of New Evidence: While new evidence may increase benefits, the Compensation Review Board will require a valid reason why it wasn’t submitted under the initial claim.
  • Requesting an Informal Hearing: These conferences allow your attorney to meet your employer or insurance representative. A commissioner will hear recommend a decision.
  • Requesting a Formal Hearing: If an informal hearing fails, formal hearings allow your attorney to review all of the current evidence. The commissioner will then issue a finding.
  • Requesting a Correction of the Commission’s Finding: If you do not agree with the commissioner’s finding, your attorney has two weeks to file a legal motion to correct.

Appealing the Commission’s Finding: If you disagree with the results of a formal hearing, you have 20 days to file an appeal of the finding with the Connecticut Appellate Court system.


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Denied Workers’ Compensation benefits? Put experience on your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights. Just call 203-876-2711 today. The Carter Mario team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access—and our exclusive No Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple. Call 203-876-2711 to find out how Carter Mario can help you today.

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