If you have been injured on the job, you may be uncertain of the steps required to successfully recover benefits under Connecticut's workers' compensation laws. Should you go see your own doctor? Do you file the claim or does your employer initiate the workers' compensation process?
At the Law Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C., we handle all matters related to workers' compensation claims for individuals throughout Connecticut. We have over 30 years of experience protecting the rights of injured workers. We dedicate ourselves to providing each client with a high level of personal service, striving to keep you constantly informed regarding the status of your case and your options moving forward, so that you can make good decisions.
Four Important Steps In The Process
We can answer your questions and make certain that you take all the necessary steps to protect your claim once we learn more about what happened. Generally, when you suffer a work injury, you should:
- See your doctor to ensure you receive any needed treatment and begin to get an idea of a diagnosis.
- Contact a lawyer, because your employer will not take any action on your behalf. In fact, your employer will use legal counsel to identify ways to deny any claim you file. It is imperative that you seek experienced counsel to protect your interests. A knowledgeable attorney will also help you determine whether you can file additional claims (other than workers' compensation).
- File your claim as time is of the essence. The longer you wait to file, the more memories will fade and the greater the likelihood that critical evidence will be lost. Once your claim has been filed, you can take all the time you need to make certain it is properly resolved, as you won't be forced to settle the claim for less than you need or deserve.
- Stay in Connecticut until your claim is fully resolved. If you leave Connecticut while your claim is still unresolved, you may lose certain benefits. If at all possible, you should stay in Connecticut until final resolution of your claim.