Connecticut Workers' Compensation Lawyer For Roofers
Award-Winning Connecticut Accident Lawyers Fight Tirelessly For Roofing Contractors' Right To Workers' Compensation Benefits
Roofing contractors engage in one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. on a daily basis. Reporting for work as a roofing contractor means facing the risk of accident and injury during the ordinary course of business. When the risk of injury becomes reality, Connecticut workers' Compensation law gives you the right to fair compensation for medical benefits, wage replacement, and permanent partial or total disability benefits if the injured body part fails to heal to 100% full function.
Navigating the complexities of the Workers’ Compensation system can be difficult for anyone. At James Aspell, P.C our experienced lawyers will work tirelessly to secure full benefits and fight against delays in the system.
We have over 30 years' experience fighting to protect our clients' rights. If your employer has challenged your claim or you want to learn more about your rights, our Workers' Compensation lawyers are here to help. Schedule a 100% free case review by calling our office or using our copntact form on the right side of this page today.
Roofing Contractors Face A Daily Risk Of Accident And Injury
Roofing contractors are often hurt on the job even if they take all available safety precautions. The Connecticut Workers Compensation system wherein an employee is entitled to benefits even if the employee was the one at fault for the occurrence of the accident.
Common accidents and injuries roofing contractors face include:
- Slip and falls off the roof itself, whether caused by dangerous weather conditions or lack of safety gear
- Ladder falls
- Roof collapses
- Electrocution and electrical shock from coming into contact with power lines
- Injuries caused by improperly secured falling objects
- Burn injuries sustained while using roofing tar
- Back injuries caused by repetitive motion and lifting heavy roofing materials
- Laceration and puncture wounds during roofing removal
- Puncture wounds and eye injuries from nail guns and flying debris
When a roofing contractor is hurt, the injury often takes place because of a single accident. However, even the general bending and lifting required of the job can cause serious back and neck injuries over time. If you suffer from an occupational injury caused by work-related activities, you may also be entitled to receive Connecticut Workers' Compensation benefits.
At James spell, P.C. we have substantial experience helping roofing contractors and other construction workers get fair Workers' Compensation benefits. Despite the general “no-fault” rule, roofing contractors often face challenges from employers and insurance companies who want to pay them less than they deserve—or deny benefits entirely.
We can deal with the insurance company, medical providers and even your employer so that you can focus on regaining your health. To learn more, schedule a free consultation with our experienced Connecticut Workers' Compensation Attorneys.
James Aspell Fights To Protect Roofing Contractors' Right To Fair Workers' Compensation Benefits
Roofing contractors often sustain serious injuries that require lengthy recovery times, and time away from work. Any delay in receiving your Workers' Compensation benefits can lead to bills—and late fees—piling up.
At James Aspell, P.C., our lawyers work hard to make sure you get fair benefits during every phase of your recovery. Because we handle these types of cases every day, we know how to submit your claim for benefits quickly—and we understand the tactics the insurance company might use to delay or deny your benefits. We also know how to refute those tactics to get you the benefits you deserve as quickly as possible.
Workers' Compensation in Connecticut provides benefits for:
- All medical expenses. Medical expenses also include prescription coverage, surgeries, rehab, deductibles and copays.
- Temporary disability benefits. You become eligible for temporary disability benefits after seven days out of work have passed (benefits are payable retroactively for the initial seven-day waiting period) and eligibility ceases when you either return to work or have reached “maximum medical improvement”.
- Permanent partial disability benefits. After temporary disability benefits cease, you can receive permanent partial disability benefits if your injury causes permanent loss of function to the body part(s) injured in the accident.
- Permanent total disability benefits. If your work injury prevents you from ever returning to any type of work, you may receive permanent total disability benefits.
- Death benefits. If you lost a loved one due to a work-related injury, you can receive survivor benefits (based on your loved one's average weekly wage prior to the work accident) and compensation for funeral costs.
The amount of medical benefits available under Workers' Compensation have no upper limit. Wage replacement benefits are 70% of your average weekly wages prior to the accident, subject to maximum caps that change every year. Our lawyers at James Aspell, P.C. are here to offer a more detailed explanation of the exact benefits you should receive. Call our Workers' Compensation team for more information today.
Schedule A Free Case Review With Our Skilled Workers' Compensation Lawyers For Roofing Contractors
At James Aspell, P.C., we know that if you were injured as a roofing contractor and seeking our legal advice, you are going through a difficult time. We aim to make the process as simple and painless as possible. We make sure you understand what might happen with your case and keep you informed throughout the entire process.
To learn more, schedule a free and confidential case review by calling our offices.