Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Importance of a timely Notice of Claim

I often wax on with my old saw, "the employer will not make the claim for you." The Employer's "First Report of Injury" does nothing to satisfy your burden as regards the making of a claim in a Connecticut Worker's Comp case. You or your attorney MUST file a Form 30C with the employer and the WCC in the manner prescribed by statute.

In this case, the IW sustained what was later determined to be a heart attack which was mistakenly diagnosed as a shoulder injury. Because he did not file a proper claim alleging a cardiac event, he was out of luck.

It is so important that if you on the job injury is anything more than a garden variety "no lost time" case, you consult an experienced Connecticut worker's Compensation Attorney.

James Aspell

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