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The Process

Going through a Connecticut worker’s compensation case can be overwhelming. There are a lot of moving parts involved in the process that you will need to keep track of if you find yourself in this position. In this section of our website, we outline some of the steps that you need to take during this process to help you stay organized and informed. If you need further help with your worker’s compensation case, contact our office and speak to a lawyer.

Steps to Take Right Away

As soon as you are injured on the job, you should take steps to protect your health and your interests. On this page, we outline four basic and important steps to take as soon as you can after a Connecticut workplace injury. These include reporting your injury to your employer, getting medical care, filing a worker’s compensation claim, and consulting with a lawyer. We provide more detailed information here.

An immediate question that you might have as you are going through this process is if you need a lawyer to help you. It is in your best interest to consult with or hire a lawyer to guide you through this process. We outline additional reasons why on this page.

Another question that you might have is where to file your claim. This can be confusing because the town that you live in might be different from the town that you work in. The town you work in may not even be the town where you were injured if you travel for your job. Learn more about where to file your worker’s compensation claim on this page. Learn more about how to file the worker’s compensation claim here.

Another question that you might have towards the beginning of this process is who is in charge of deciding the outcome of your case. Learn more about the role of the administrative law judge and related hearings in this section.

If you still have general questions about this process or need a big picture view of making a claim, check out our timeline on a Connecticut worker’s compensation case here. We take you step-by-step through the process.

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Another big picture element to consider is the Worker’s Compensation Act. You can learn what your rights are, what you are entitled to, and how these claims work by learning more about this act.

Once a Claim is Underway

After a Connecticut worker’s compensation claim is underway, you should understand the difference between an accepted and a contested claim. Your employer may or may not dispute the injuries that you received on the job. You should be prepared for both scenarios.

Also, while the process is underway, you may receive a Form 36 from your employer. This will explain the remedy that your employer is seeking in your case. Learn more about potential remedies as well as what this form entails here.

After a workplace injury, you may need to take time off from work. At a certain point, you may partially heal, but still need time before you can return to your old job. In this case, your employer may offer you light duty. Learn more about what this is on this page.

Some Connecticut worker’s compensation cases resolve through a voluntary agreement. If this has been proposed to you or if you are considering this option, check out this page to learn more.

Wondering about the final stipulation in your case? Get more details on this page.

Getting Help

There are likely a lot of things that you need to learn if you are going through a worker’s compensation case for the first time. Learn more about this process in this section and contact us if you need help.


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