Workers’ Compensation

If you have been injured at work or on the job in Connecticut, you may already know how difficult it is to get the workers’ compensation benefits and medical treatment you deserve. In Connecticut, employers often control which doctors their injured employees see. Often these physicians have the employer’s best interests in mind. They may limit the treatment you receive or try to send you back to work before you are fully recovered.

In addition, insurance companies routinely deny and delay benefits, even if you have a valid claim. They will not volunteer to provide you with your entitled benefits such as permanent partial disability benefits. You need to have a working knowledge and understanding of the workers’ compensation laws to obtain your rightful compensation. At the Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz, I have this knowledge and understanding, and I will work to maximize the benefits you receive from the insurance company in your workers’ compensation claim. Contact me to discuss your claim in a free case evaluation by calling 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110.

My Workers’ Comp Services

I have over 20 years of experience helping victims of accidents at work. I will work hard to ensure that you receive the full benefits you deserve, including benefits you may not realize you are entitled to.

I assist clients in filing initial claims. I work to secure authorization for you to obtain the medical treatment you need and receive prompt and full reimbursement of your lost wages under the law. If necessary, I will appear before the Workers’ Compensation Commission at both informal and formal (trial-type) hearings to argue your case and protect your rights.

What Injuries Are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Laws?

In general, any injury that occurs during the course and scope of one’s employment is a compensable workers’ comp injury. This includes injuries at one’s place of employment as well as injuries that occur away from work if they are related to your employment. I am experienced in all work-related injuries, including:

  • Back injuries (i.e., heavy lifting) and neck injuries
  • Sprains, strains and fractures keeping you off the job
  • Burn injuries from a fire or explosion
  • Repetitive stress and occupational injuries
  • Falls (ladders, scaffolding, slip and fall on a slick floor)
  • Car or truck accidents on the job
  • Heart disease and heart attacks by firefighters and police officers
  • Assaults by a co-worker, supervisor or customer
  • Fatal accidents (death benefits for family members)

The Fees I Charge In Workers’ Compensation Claims

All workers’ compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means that I do not receive attorney’s fees unless I recover benefits for you. Costs are not contingent upon the outcome of your case.

In Connecticut, the percentage that an attorney receives in payment for legal services is fixed by law. This means that you will pay the same attorney’s fees regardless of which attorney you hire — so it is in your interests to retain an experienced, skilled and knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney such as myself.

Act Quickly To Protect Your Right To Benefits

If you have been injured on the job or while at work, the state of Connecticut limits the period you have to file for benefits. Therefore, it is important to consult an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer right away.

Contact my firm today for a free case evaluation. Please call 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110, or reach out to me online.

Weekend appointments available.

Verdicts & Settlements

36-year-old laborer for landscaping company fractured wrist when fellow employee hit him with truck. Claimant received in excess of $30,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for total disability and medical expenses and settled with automobile insurance company for fellow employee for $95,000.

1989 workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000. Claimant originally sustained a low back injury when she slipped and fell at local grocery store resulting in low back surgery in 1989. Several years later, claimant exacerbated her low back injury. Claim was reopened and settled with carrier for $125,000 in 2006.

47-year-old deli clerk sustained low back injuries at work for local supermarket. Carrier originally denied claim on the grounds that the injury was pre-existing. After formal workers’ compensation hearing carrier accepted claim and paid all total disability benefits and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Case then settled for an additional $100,000 after injured person received a permanent disability rating.

34-year-old male roofer sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and hip when he fell from roof during work. Claimant was provided workers’ compensation benefits in excess of $100,000 and settled remaining claims for an additional $55,000.

40-year-old male working for cleaning company sustained neck and low back injuries when he fell on defective staircase while cleaning local museum. Claimant recovered over $95,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and resolved claim against museum for $85,000.

26-year-old laborer sustained fractured foot when a cast iron pipe was dropped on his foot. Employer and workers’ compensation carrier denied claim on basis that injured worker was an independent contractor. After a series of informal and formal workers’ compensation hearings, carrier conceded that claimant was an employee and settled case for $85,000.

24-year-old waitress sustained back injury while working at Outback Steak House. Workers’ compensation insurance company initially denied the claim. After a series of informal hearings, carrier accepted claim paying medical expenses and total disability benefits. In addition to those benefits paid, claim settled for an additional $75,000.

Delivery truck driver sustained right wrist fracture in rear-end motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment. Claimant recovered in excess of $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and total disability benefits. Claimant settled case against at-fault driver for $105,000.

22-year-old male working as stocking clerk at “big box” retailer sustained herniated disc in low back. Workers’ compensation carrier refused to accept the claim. After formal workers’ compensation, hearing commissioner ordered carrier to pay over $35,000 in past total disability benefits and pay for surgery and all related medical expenses. Case settled for an additional $35,000 for a total recovery in excess of $100,000.

Rear-end collision on entrance ramp to Merritt Parkway resulting in 49-year-old woman sustaining mid-back injury. Case settled at mediation after filing suit for $300,000.

28-year-old passenger sustained multiple herniated discs in automobile accident in New York state. New York no-fault carrier paid for extended period of disability from work and medical expenses, including expenses for surgery. Case settled against driver of vehicle for $300,000 policy limits shortly after filing suit.

54-year-old man sustains shoulder injury when hit from behind by uninsured motorist on New Jersey Turnpike. Case settled for $135,000 prior to trial.

CT Transit bus driver sustained torn meniscus in collision with another vehicle. Claims made against at-fault driver, workers’ compensation carrier and client’s underinsured motorist policy. All claims settle for a recovery in excess of $100,000.

68-year-old woman sustained neck and back injuries in rear-end collision and required extended course physical therapy, but was not a surgical candidate. Case settled for $100,000 prior to filing suit.

34-year-old woman sustained concussion and neck and back injuries in hit-and-run accident on a New York highway. Claimant settled uninsured motorist claim for her $100,000 policy limits.

80-year-old woman sustained right foot fracture when her foot was run over in a parking lot. Case settled for at-fault driver’s policy limit of $100,000 prior to filing suit.

38-year-old nanny sustained right femur fracture when she fell down defective stairs in home of her employer’s neighbor. All medical expenses and lost wages reimbursed and case settled for an additional $150,000.

Claim against landlord for defective staircase in multi-family rental house. Claimant sustained a right femur fracture. Case settled for $125,000 prior to filing suit.

$95,000 judgment obtained against bar and nightclub for assault by one of its patrons against another patron.

47-year-old woman sustained a broken left wrist when she fell from porch stairs at house she was renting. Case settled for $95,000 shortly before trial.

26-year-old male bitten on leg by German shepherd. Claim against dog owner settled for $65,000 plus payment of all medical expenses.