The utilities industry includes the companies that provide electricity, sewage removal, water supply, steam supply, and natural gas. Each of these services entails different activities. For example, the electric utility must generate, transmit, and distribute electricity. The water supply utility must treat and distribute water. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the utilities industry has an injury rate of 2.4%. These injuries may be potentially serious. If you are a utility worker who was hurt on the job, you should consult the experienced Hartford workers Compensation Attorneys at Law Offices of James F. Aspell. P.C..Pursuing Workers' Compensation Benefits as a Utility Worker
Utility workers often engage in dangerous work activities. Some of the serious injuries that may occur while utility workers are working include electrical burns, electrocution, slip and falls, heat or cold stress, chemical exposure, physical strain, repetitive stress injuries, biological hazards, puncturing, crushing, and driving accidents. In some cases, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigates the cause of an accident to determine whether it can be prevented in the future.
In Connecticut all employees are covered by workers' compensation, no matter how many hours per week they worked or their citizenship status. These benefits may include temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent partial disability, permanent total disability, medical bills, medical mileage, vocational rehabilitation, and scarring and disfigurement. Generally, the amount of disability payments is based on the extent of your injury and your average weekly wage. They are paid out over time..
If you do not believe that your employer's insurer has given you the benefits to which you are entitled, you have a right to pursue your claim with the Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission. That's where we come in. Since 1986 we have been handling workers compensation claims vs. Eversource, Connecticut Light and Power, Connecticut Natural Gas and the Metropolitan Distinct (The MDC). We know what it takes to get you your Connecticut work injury benefits.Consult a Workers' Compensation Lawyer in the Hartford Area
As a Connecticut utility worker, you have put your safety on the line. Our Hartford workers' compensation attorneys are experienced in filing job injury claims and looking after the interests of workers. If you develop an illness or suffer an injury on the job. Jim Aspell will help you assert your rights. We also represent claimants in Bristol, New Britain, Windsor, Enfield, East Hartford, as well as other Connecticut communities. Call us at 860-523-8783 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation with a Connecticut workplace accident attorney.