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
As a Board Certified Connecticut Workers Comp lawyer, I can answer your questions and make certain that all of the necessary steps to protect you, the injured Connecticut worker are taken to protect your rights
Generally, when you suffer a Connecticut workers comp injury, you should:
- See your doctor to ensure you receive any needed treatment and begin to get an idea of a diagnosis. When you see the doctor, it is critical that you explain to them that you were hurt at work, and make sure that they take a detailed history as to what happened. It is also important that they provide you with written documentation indicated what your working restrictions are. If additional testing or a referral t a specialist is recommended, be sure you get those recommendations in writing.
- 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 Connecticut workers comp 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. If you are not comfortable filing a claim for Connecticut work injury benefits, your Farmington, Connecticut workplace injury lawyer will handle this important step for you. 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. We can discuss this with you at the time of your free initial consultation.