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When Will I Start Receiving My Connecticut Workers Comp Checks?

Posted by James Aspell | Jan 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

This is a question we get asked.  A lot.  Your workers compensation checks usually start within a few weeks of your injury being reported, after your employer and insurance company have been notified. The specific timing of the first check may vary based on factors such as the state you're in, the nature and severity of your injury, and how quickly you're able to provide necessary documentation.

Insurance companies may delay paying a workers compensation claim for several reasons, including:

  1. Lack of proper documentation: If the insurance company does not have all of the necessary documentation to process the claim, they may delay payment until they receive it.

  2. Investigation: The insurance company may need to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injury to determine if it is covered under the workers compensation policy.

  3. Dispute over coverage: If there is a dispute over whether the injury is covered under the policy, the insurance company may delay payment until the dispute is resolved.

  4. Dispute over extent of injuries: The insurance company may delay payment if there is a dispute over the extent of the injuries or the need for medical treatment.

  5. Fraud investigation: If the insurance company suspects fraud or abuse, they may delay payment until they complete an investigation.

  6. Required approvals: If the insurance company requires approvals from a medical professional or government agency, they may delay payment until they receive it.

There are several steps you can take to help speed up the process of getting your workers compensation claim approved and paid:

  1. Provide all necessary documentation: Make sure to provide the insurance company with all of the necessary documentation, including medical reports, wage statements, and any other relevant information, as soon as possible.

  2. Cooperate with the investigation: If the insurance company needs to investigate your claim, cooperate fully and provide them with any information they request in a timely manner.

  3. Keep records: Keep detailed records of your medical treatment, including doctor's visits, medications, and any other related expenses.

  4. Stay in contact with your doctor: Make sure your doctor is aware of your work-related injury and that they are providing the insurance company with all of the necessary medical information.

  5. Contact an attorney: If you're having trouble getting your claim approved, consider contacting an experienced Connecticut workers compensation attorney for assistance.

By taking these steps, you can help ensure that your claim is processed as quickly as possible.

About the Author

James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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