Monday, December 22, 2014

I Was Hurt at Work in Connecticut. Now What?

If you get hurt on the job, what do you do next? It’s a common question that each Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Attorney at The Law Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C.is prepared to discuss anytime you have a question about the Workers’ Compensation system. When an accident occurs, there are four things you need to take care of immediately after being hurt ont he job. Following these four steps can help you prepare a Workers’ Compensation case. Report your injury to your employer immediately Your employer should provide you with medical treatment. They need to file a First Report of Injury Form with their workers’ compensation insurance carrier, and with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. If you delay reporting your injury, it greatly increases the chance that it may be disputed. Get prompt medical attention Your employer should send you to the company medical facility, a walk-in clinic, a hospital, or a designated physician for your initial medical treatment. As of March 25, 1993, your employer or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier may establish a medical care plan to provide medical treatment for workers’ compensation claimants. If your employer has a designated medical provider, you must accept such initial treatment. File an official claim as soon as possible Filing a “written notice of claim” puts your claim on record. A 30C Form is best for this purpose, and is available from any District Office, or the Workers’ Compensation Commission. The statute of limitations for filing a compensation claim for an accidental injury is one year from the date of the injury. For an occupational disease, it is three years from the first manifestation of a symptom. If your employer wants to dispute your claim, you must receive official written notice of a denial (describing the reason(s) for it), or your employer must begin making workers’ compensation payments “without prejudice” within 28 calendar days. Contact your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, if you don’t get a benefit check within two weeks of becoming disabled To start payments, the insurance carrier needs the First Report of Injury Form and a wage statement from your employer, a medical report from your physician confirming that your injury is work-related, and that you are disabled by it. The insurance carrier also needs to know your federal tax filing status, and the number of exemptions shown on your federal tax return. If only the wage statement is missing, the carrier can usually send an advance payment until it comes in. In my practice, I make it our priority to get you the money you need to get back on your feet in the shortest amount of time. Each Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Attorney at our firm knows how hard you work, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure your rights to compensation are protected.

10 comments:

Zach Thalman said...

I am really glad that there are a lot of options when it comes to workers compensation attorneys. I feel like the market is very big and there are attorneys just waiting for people to call in. I think it is really important that you report your injuries so you can get the help you need. http://www.largelaw.com/tennessee-workers-compensation/

Avalaurie86 said...

This is really good information that everyone should know. There really is no telling when you might need it or a if someone else needs it. Thanks for the information on how to record my claim, I wasn't aware of that. http://www.ootandassociates.com/blog/29.html

katysewell12 said...

My dad got hurt while he was at work a few days ago. He will need to have surgery on his shoulder now. Since he is unable to work for three months, it is important that he file to receive workers compensation. http://www.prediletto.net/workers.html

Hendersonrose92 said...

I don't understand why anybody would delay reporting their injury to their employer. I suppose if it was the employee's fault and they were scared of getting fired I would understand. However, if that's the case workers compensation doesn't really affect them at all. I'm glad to know there is a system set in place to help you should you ever get injured at work.

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Tylequious Jackson said...

One of my friends was hurt at work a few weeks ago. She thinks that she is being cheated on her workers compensation. She is going to hire a lawyer and go to court over it. I hope that everything works out in her favor. http://www.largelaw.com/tennessee-workers-compensation/

Pavlos Lombardi said...

I think it's really good to make sure that you've got a really good lawyer watching your back. You just never know when you're going to end up getting hurt on the job. That's why I always make sure that I've got a really good workers compensation lawyer on stand by.
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Jenna said...

Thanks for sharing the informative blog. Its very important that the injured worker immediately report his injury to employer. Delay in reporting can cause issues in workers compensation benefits later.

Peter said...

Before filing a workers compensation claim, its important that you immediately report the injury to your employer. Its preferable that you do this in written form.

Jessica said...

You must report the injury to your employer and then they'll be responsible for informing the insurance company. Insurance company will determine your injuries and pay accordingly.

Jack Clark said...

After an accident occurs your first need, Report your injury to your company immediately your company should provide you with medical treatment. They need to file a first report of injury claim form with their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. If you holdup reporting your injury, it really increases the chance that it may be disputed.
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