United Parcel Service (UPS) is the largest package delivery company in the world. With more than 400,000 employees, UPS, also referred to as "Brown" because of its trademark brown delivery trucks and uniforms, is everywhere.
If you're looking for a UPS workers compensation attorney in Hartford, Connecticut with experience helping injured UPS employees, please consider the Connecticut Injury Attorney at the Law Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C.. We are here to help you through this difficult time - from formally filing your UPS claim with the Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission all the way through the negotiation of your permanency award, post permanency 31-308a orders, and if desired, the negotiation of a full value settlement of your Connecticut UPS work injury claim.
If you're ready to hire a workers compensation attorney, but want to learn more about UPS workers compensation claims, we offer free in person and telephone consultations for you to give you accurate advice on what to do if you're hurt ina UPS work accident.
Connecticut UPS Workers Compensation Insurance Can provide Help for Injured Employees
In Connecticut all employers must carry workers compensation insurance for their employees. This insurance coverage is available to employees who sustain an injury by accident arising out of and in the course of the employment that either causes a new injury or aggravates a pre-existing condition. Yes - you can receive Connecticut workers compensation benefits for the aggravation, acceleration, or exacerbation of a preexisting condition. This is good news for UPS employees with physically demanding jobs who may have been hurt in the past.
Connecticut workers compensation law also covers occupational illnesses, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and hearing loss. UPS employees who use their arms and hands to move and deliver packages, or who are exposed to loud noises in the plane or warehouse, may receive benefits for their work-related disease.
If you prove that your injury or illness is covered under the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act, then you may receive the following benefits:
- Payment of medical expenses for treatment for your UPS work injury. This includes mileage to and from appointments, surgeries, prescription medication, and many other treatment modules. Contact us now if your workers compensation medical bills are being sent to collections.
- Wage loss benefits including temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, and permanent and total disability benefits if you are unable to return to work following your UPS work accident or suffer wage loss because you're restricted to light duty.
- If you suffer the loss of or loss of use of a body part, or if a burn injury or surgical scar leaves you disfigured after a UPS accident, then you may qualify for permanent partial disability or scarring benefits under the Workers Compensation Act.
- Vocational rehabilitation if you're unable to return to your UPS job because of your work accident or occupational illness. Vocational rehabilitation may include payment of school-related expenses if you enroll in classes to switch careers.
Though the workers compensation system is supposed to be efficient and less litigious than civil courts, it is often not. Don't be surprised if UPS or Liberty Mutual, which manages UPS's workers compensation claims in Connecticut, refuses to accept your claim right away. That's why you should contact an experienced UPS workers comp lawyer like James F. Aspell right away. Our office will take all of the necessary steps to file your claim, obtain and argue the medical evidence, and present your case to the Commissioner at a workers comp hearing,. With the assistance of experienced workers compensation attorney James F. Aspell, you have a better chance of getting the workers comp benefits you need after your UPS work accident.
Common Hartford, CT Area UPS Workers Compensation Claims
UPS has several subsidiaries, including: The UPS Store; UPS Supply Chain Solutions; UPS Capital; UPS Airlines; UPS Express Critical; UPS Freight; UPS Logistics; UPS Mail Innovations; UPS Professional Solutions; and, UPS I-parcel. This is a long way of saying that UPS has many types of employees with different occupations and job responsibilities.
If you are a package handler or delivery driver, then you probably do a lot of heavy lifting, walking, and climbing. This can lead to injuries such as:
- Herniated disks
- Cervical strains and sprains
- Lumbar strains and sprains
- Shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears
- Knee injuries, including ligament tears
Those of you who are UPS truck drivers face additional workplace dangers. You may be involved in a motor vehicle accident while completing your route. Common UPS tractor-trailer truck driver accident injuries include:
- Amputation injuries and crushed bones
- Broken bones and fractures
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries, which can lead to depression, anxiety, and memory loss
- Deep cuts requiring stitches
- Neck injuries and whiplash
- Spinal cord injuries
No matter your job at UPS or your job responsibilities, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits as an employee of UPS. These benefits can pay for medical expenses and lost income.
You may also be entitled to additional damages, including pain and suffering, through a third-party personal injury claim if your on-the-job injuries were caused by someone else's negligence.
Injured While Working for UPS in CONNECTICUT ?
UPS workers compensation lawyer Jim Aspell is ready to help if you were hurt while working in Connecticut. We help all UPS employees in the state, including those who work at the following UPS locations:
UPS Customer Center
90 Locust Street
Hartford, CT 06115
UPS Customer Center
84 Insurance Lane
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
UPS Supply Chain Services
1 Choice Rd
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
130 North Plains Industrial Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492
UPS Customer Center
8 Mountain View Rd
Watertown, CT 06795
As a UPS employee, you deserve a lawyer with experience not only in workers compensation claims but also in obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and negotiating personal injury settlements when the motor vehicle crash is caused by a third-party. The Law Offices of James F. Aspell P.C. can help. As a Social Security disability lawyer and Hartford personal injury attorney, Mr. Aspell has helped hundreds of employees injured on the job, including those hurt in UPS work accident claims, recover related benefits through other available legal systems.
An Experienced Connecticut UPS Workers Comp Lawyer You Can Count On
We're here to guide injured UPS employees through the Connecticut workers compensation system. This includes UPS employees who are members of labor unions like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, as well as those who do not belong to a union. There is no fee unless we get you approved for benefits or negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Our initial consultation is always free and at no obligation to you.