The Connecticut workers' compensation system has clearly outlined rules and requirements defined by state law. These requirements are designed to allow injured workers to obtain the benefits they need after suffering from an injury or illness at work. As this blog reported in a previous post, sometimes a worker's case may not go as planned. When situations arise that present potential difficulties, it is important for an injured Connecticut worker to know what rights he or she has.
Unfortunately, suffering an injury of sort at work is not all that uncommon. When a worker receives workers' compensation benefits following a workplace accident or injury, he or she may feel a great weight lifted off his or her shoulders. Benefits are coming in and the worker can stop worrying about lost wages or how to pay medical expenses. However, workers' compensation benefits may not last indefinitely.
An injured worker might have numerous questions prior to and upon reporting the facts of their injury to an employer. After filing a workers' compensation claim, he or she might question whether they will be able to promptly obtain workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, however, that is not always the case and there may be bumps along the road.
An injury or illness due to one's job can present a scary financial situation for many Connecticut workers. Workers may wonder if they will be able to cover their financial expenses if they are unable to work. The Workers' Compensation Act provides for financial coverage that may ease some of this worry for an ill or injured worker.
Working as a home health aide is difficult work. Home health aides assist people who are elderly, ill, disabled or impaired. They help their clients with tasks of daily living, including physical tasks such as helping them stand or move. An injured worker may not be able to fully complete all of the tasks required of a home health aide.
Workers in Connecticut who are injured on the job will have a great deal to think about beyond simply recovering from their injuries. For many, there might be a worry that they'll have massive medical expenses and aren't going to be able to make ends meet due to lost wages and missed time at work. It is with this in mind that workers have workers' compensation benefits. When suffering an injury, it's important that the worker and his or her family know what to do immediately after the incident and how to apply for workers' compensation.
When a Connecticut worker is injured in a workplace accident or falls ill due to unsafe working conditions, the worker may want to pursue a workers' compensation claim. One of the first steps for a worker to take is to file a Form 30C, which serves as written notification of a benefits claim.
Connecticut workers may have heard about the failure of the previous Congress to renew The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, causing surprise and disappointment for insurance executives. An expectation for the new Congress to act on the measure immediately has stalled alterations in insurer behavior that may impact workers' compensation coverage.
A recent decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration awarded a commuter train employee the largest punitive damages ever awarded in a retaliation case. The case resulted in a compensation amount of nearly $260,000 for the injured worker.
Most employees understand that a provider of workers' compensation benefits will pay for all medical bills associated with the injury, so long as the attending physician provides the care. However, many workers are unsure of whether other expenses connected to the medical bills will also be taken care of via workers' compensation.