Suffering a workplace injury is frightening not just due to the pain and suffering caused by the injury itself, but also because of how it may affect one’s job. In a recent post, this blog reported on a construction accident that injured three Connecticut workers. The workers fell almost 30 feet while working on a building near train tracks. While their injuries were luckily not fatal, they will undoubtedly be out of work for a long period of time while they recover, and their medical expenses will be very high. Workers’ compensation benefits can help them with these costs.
Most people have heard of workers’ compensation, but not everyone knows how to navigate what can be a complicated and confusing system, especially during an already stressful time while dealing with an injury. After workplace injuries workers and their families may not understand the intricacies of the workers’ compensation system and they may make mistakes in filing a claim for benefits. Worse yet, they may find that their claim has been denied.
At times like these, it is essential that injured workers and their families have the assistance of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help make sure they get the benefits they need. Attorneys experienced in this area of practice are able to help workers and their families at any stage of the process, whether it be at the beginning, immediately after an injury, or after an initial claim has been denied. A denial of a claim does not mean that the process is final, as workers have additional rights. An attorney who is experienced in workers’ compensation can help explain this process to workers and their families.
For additional information on how a workers’ compensation attorney is able to advocate for those in need, please see our workers’ compensation web page.