Law Offices of Wesley Malowitz
Call for a Free Consultation
203-517-0110

Posts tagged "Workers' Compensation"

What is a CT scan and how does it fit into workers' compensation?

Connecticut workers who have been injured on the job are frequently asked to submit to a CT scan. But few doctors offer an explanation of how CT scans work or why these scans are made. The science that is behind CT scans is far too complex to be summarized in this blog. Nevertheless, the widespread use of this medical imaging technique makes it a critical part of the workers' compensation claim process, and this post will provide an overview of its use and functioning.

Construction work is dangerous, but workers accept risks

Construction work is dangerous, even on the best managed sites. Nevertheless, workers in the industry seem willing to accept the risks of serious injury or even death because the work can be both financially and emotionally rewarding. Fortunately, in the event that these workers are hurt on the job, they may be able to find financial relief. The workers' compensation system in Connecticut provides valuable protection against the damages that a construction accident can cause.

Understanding the workers' compensation appellate procedure

Most Connecticut workers understand the basic functioning of the state's workers' compensation procedure. If a worker and his or her employer are unable to reach agreement on the nature of the illness or injury or on the benefits to be paid, a hearing must be held in front of a state Workers' Compensation Commissioner. The hearing gives both the injured worker and the employer a chance to present evidence in favor of or in opposition to the claim. The options to respond to an adverse decision by the commission are less well understood. This post will provide a summary of the workers' compensation internal review process.

A summary of workers' compensation benefits in Connecticut

Most residents in Connecticut are aware that the state has a system for providing certain benefits to workers who are injured on the job. However, relatively few people are aware of the types of benefits that this system provides - and with that - does not provide. This post will provide an overview of Connecticut's workers' compensation benefits.

What is the process for filing a workers' compensation claim?

In Connecticut, and states throughout the nation, workers' compensation programs exist to provide individuals who become ill or hurt while doing their jobs with money to support themselves and their families while they recover. The program exists to prevent workers from having to sue their employers every time they are hurt or become sick while on the job, which would become costly and burdensome for all of the parties involved. In order to file a workers' compensation claim in Connecticut, individuals must look to the state's workers' compensation laws.

A supportive work environment can increase accident reporting

Most Connecticut employees and workers spend so much time at their offices or worksites that they consider it their second home. They enjoy the camaraderie they have with their co-workers and the feeling of importance they get when they complete a task or are part of a large team working together. It is this social interaction that some studies suggest they miss the most when they are missing work due to an injury sustained in a workplace accident. In fact, when employers checked in with injured employees and demonstrated their support for them, it went a long way in establishing trust between employee and employer.

What types of workers' compensation benefits are available?

When a worker has been injured on the job they may have a number of important concerns. They may wonder what different workers' compensation benefits may be available to help with the physical, financial and emotional burdens associated with being injured at work. It is important for them to have answers to their questions when they have been injured on the job or are suffering from an occupational illness.

Workers' compensation basics

Workers' compensation benefits are important benefits for injured workers or workers otherwise harmed on the job, and their families, which is why it is important to understand the benefits available. In general, workers' compensation is an insurance program purchased by employers to assist injured employees when they have been harmed on the job such as in a workplace accident or by a workplace illness. In some circumstances, employers may be self insured instead of purchasing insurance.

Understanding workers' compensation benefits for injured workers

Workers who have been injured at work in Connecticut may wonder what options and help might be available. The Connecticut workers' compensation system covers nearly all employees who have been injured while working. In general, nearly all employees including part-time employees, minors and other regardless of the type of occupation, size of the business, duration of employment or number of hours worked each day are eligible for workers' compensation.

Email Us For A Response

Contact Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

Law Offices of Wesley Malowitz
1055 Summer Street
Second Floor
Stamford, CT 06905

Toll Free: 866-539-5781
Phone: 203-517-0110
Fax: 203-324-8988
Stamford Law Office Map