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Workers' compensation rights protected by Connecticut attorney

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.

How do medical expenses affect workers' compensation benefits?

The workers' compensation system provides for a number of benefits for workers who suffer from a workplace illness or on-the-job injury. There are monetary benefits for which a worker may qualify based on his or her illness. Such benefits are available for total disability to partial disability, as well as day of wages and even benefits for a dependent survivor. One of the most crucial types of benefits, however, is those that compensate for medical expenses.

Receipt of a Form 36 requires prompt action in Connecticut

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.

Reporting requirements for workplace injuries lead to change

The health and safety of employees in Connecticut and elsewhere is important. In order to ensure that these ideals are met, various rules have been implemented to increase the safety in the work environment. A rule enacted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA recently is having a noticeable impact surrounding injuries at work, according to a report from the head of OSHA.

What if my workers' compensation case doesn't go as planned?

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.

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