West Hartford

860-523-8783

West Hartford Workers Compensation Attorney

Workplace accidents injure thousands of workers every year in Connecticut. Some workers will never be able to go back to work after their accidents due to permanent disabilities. Others do not survive their injuries. At The Law Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C., we care deeply about workers in West Hartford an all across Connecticut.  Jim Aspell has helped injured West Hartford workers get compensation since 2006 If you have a serious injury from a work-related incident, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. A qualified West Hartford compensation lawyer will be able to help you bring a claim to damages.

Why Choose James F. Aspell, P.C., Your Connecticut Workers' Comp Claim?

  • We make speaking to a lawyer convenient. We have 10 office locations and offer free initial consultations to meet with you and discuss your workers' comp case at no risk.
  • We understand Connecticut's workers' compensation system. in fact, Jim Aspell is a Boar Certified Connecticut Workers Compensation Specialist and has been designated a Connecticut Superlawyer in the field of workers compensation law.
  • We practice exclusively in personal injury law and workers' compensation to focus 100% of our energy, attention and resources on these types of cases.
  • We have successfully recovered millions in settlements and jury verdicts for our past clients. Our attorneys personalize their efforts for maximum recovery.
  • We take West Hartford workers' compensation claims on a contingency fee basis. We assist injured workers with their cases for no money down and no fees unless we win.

How Can a West Hartford Comp Attorney Help?

Attempting to settle your workers' compensation claim alone could expose you to issues and mistakes such as missing a deadline, failing to provide enough evidence, or accepting a lowball settlement offer. You might not understand the rules related to workers' compensation claims in Connecticut how to navigate them to your greatest advantage. When you hire an experienced West Hartford, CT  workers' compensation lawyer, however, you gain immediate access to the information and knowledge you need to make strategic, smart and sound decisions.

An attorney can help you work through the claims process in West Hartford, filling out confusing paperwork, and collecting evidence on your behalf. When it comes to insurance settlement negotiations, your lawyer can take over and fight for a just amount from your employer's workers' compensation insurer. If settlement negotiations fail – or if a negligence lawsuit would serve you better – your attorney can take your injury claim to court in pursuit of maximum compensation. You can focus on healing after you hire a lawyer to handle the claims process for you.

We have represent injured West Hartford workers from such companies as Colt Firearms, Nutmeg Chrome, Aldi Stores, Whole Foods, The Town of West Hartford and the West Hartford Public School System.  We know how to win these claims for our injured West Hartford clients.

Types of  Connecticut Workers' Compensation Benefits

The workers' compensation settlement package you could receive after filing a claim may pay you and your loved ones for both past and future accident-related damages. The insurance company may offer a settlement to reimburse you for your medical expenses and any costs related to a temporary or permanent disability, including two-thirds of your average lost wages. Each case is unique; however, the Connecticut workers' compensation Act offers the same types of benefits to each client:

  • Past and future medical treatments
  • Counseling, therapy and rehabilitation
  • Temporary or permanent partial disability benefits
  • Temporary or permanent full disability benefits
  • Supplemental job displacement payment
  • Death benefits for financially dependent survivors

The benefit types you might receive depend on the type and nature of your injury. You may need a lawyer's assistance in properly documenting your injury or disability, as well as obtaining the correct medical records. Your Encino workers' compensation lawyer can provide all the evidence a workers' compensation insurance company may need to offer a fair settlement. If a personal injury lawsuit could feasibly end in greater recovery than a workers' comp claim, your lawyer can take your accident case to court in Encino instead.

Compensation for Workplace Accidents Across Connecticut

Workplace accidents are common in Connecticut. Across the United States, 4,779 workers lost their lives in private industry accidents in 2018 alone. Some of the most common types of workplace accidents are transportation collisions, slip and fall accidents, ladder accidents, falling objects, electrocutions, caught-in equipment, and violent attacks. Most work-related injuries and illnesses are preventable with due care. They arise when an employer, coworker, product manufacturer or contractor is negligent.

If you have a reason to suspect another party's negligence connected to you or a loved one's recent workplace accident, contact a West Hartford workers' compensation attorney from The Law Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C. before settling your case through workers' compensation insurance. Once you accept a settlement, you lose the option of bringing a claim against your employer. It is important to discuss all your options with a lawyer before making your decision.

It is also possible to be eligible for workers' compensation benefits as well as a personal injury settlement in some cases. If a party other than your employer caused your injuries, you could file both a workers' comp insurance claim and a third-party lawsuit in Connecticut. A third-party suit could result in damages you cannot receive through workers' compensation insurance, such as 100% of your lost wages and an award for physical pain and emotional suffering. Recovering through both systems could maximize your compensatory award. 

Request a Free Consultation With a Workers' Compensation Attorney in West Hartford, CT

At James F. Aspell, P.C. , we can help you identify whether a third party had something to do with you or a loved one's recent workplace accident. A party such as a contractor, vendor, customer, property owner, product manufacturer, or the government could owe you compensation for negligently or intentionally causing your injury or illness. If so, we can help you bring your claim by Connecticut's personal injury statute of limitations. Our attorneys have experience going up against all types of defendants during work injury cases.

If your case involves hazards such as toxic substances, a dangerous premises, slippery floors, violent coworkers, electrical energy, falling objects, or structural collapse ,contact us for  a free consultation. Your employer or another party could be liable for these injury risks. Your employer has a responsibility to maintain a safe work environment. Failure to do so could expose the company to liability for your accident. Even without another party's negligence, you could be eligible for benefits through a workers' compensation insurance claim. We can help you file your claim by the deadline and negotiate a fair settlement. Speak to our West Hartford workers ' compensation lawyers before you accept a settlement. Call (860) 523-8783.

Learn Your Legal Rights After An Injury

If you or someone you love was injured or killed on the job, our experienced personal injury professionals can help ensure your bills are paid. We will also fight to make sure you receive proper medical treatment and permanent disability benefits when needed.

To get knowledgeable advice during a free initial consultation from an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney, please send us an email or call us any time 860-523-8783. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Off-site, evening or weekend appointments are available upon request. Phones are answered 24 hours a day.

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