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Whose Side is the Workers' Compensation Judge On? Understanding the System and Protecting Your Rights

Posted by James Aspell | Feb 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

What is the Role of th Administrative Law Judge in a Connecticut Workers Compensation Case?

 Workers' compensation is a complex system designed to help employees who have been injured on the job receive medical treatment and financial support. However, navigating the system can be confusing, and many injured workers feel like they are facing an uphill battle when trying to get the benefits they deserve. This is where a workers' compensation judge comes into play, but whose side are they on?

 The Role of a Workers' Compensation Judge A workers' compensation judge is a neutral party responsible for hearing evidence, making decisions, and resolving disputes between injured workers and their employers. The judge is tasked with interpreting the laws and regulations related to workers' compensation and determining the appropriate outcome for each case.

What is "The Burden of Proof" and Why is it Important

 The Burden of Proof In workers' compensation cases, the burden of proof is on the injured worker. This means that the worker must provide clear and convincing evidence to support their claim that their injury is work-related and that they are entitled to benefits. The judge will review this evidence, hear testimony from witnesses, and make a final determination based on the facts presented.

But Who Will Protect My Rights?

 Protecting Your Rights The workers' compensation judge is neutral, but they are also human and may have their own biases or prejudices. That's why it's crucial for injured workers to have an experienced workers' compensation attorney by their side. An attorney can help build a strong case, present evidence effectively, and make sure that the injured worker's rights are protected throughout the process.

Your Attorney is Your Advocate

 Don't navigate the workers' compensation system alone. If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, reach out to an experienced workers' compensation attorney today. With their help, you can make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive the benefits you deserve.


The workers' compensation system is complex, but it's not impossible to navigate. With the right support and a strong understanding of the system, injured workers can get the benefits they need to get back on their feet. Remember, the workers' compensation judge may be neutral, but they're not on your side. That's why it's important to have an experienced attorney by your side, fighting for your rights.  At James Aspell, P.C., we have over 30 years experience fighting for the injured workers of Connecticut

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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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