Workplace Injury Is A Broad Definition

At the Law Offices of John Cantarella, LLC, I handle workers' compensation cases involving very serious injuries. These include everything from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries, third-degree burns, permanent paralysis or death. As your attorney, my focus is on results. Simply put, I help you maximize the amount of money you are able to put in your pocket and protect yourself financially.

Were you injured in Hartford or anywhere throughout the state? Just remember that John Can help you maximize your claim. Contact my office at 1-800-INJURED for your free initial consultation.

What Constitutes Workplace Injuries?

The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act is a set of statutes that regulate insurance coverage for employees. It provides them with a route to financial compensation for medical bills and wage replacement in the event of a workplace injury or illness.

What is actually considered on the job? Here are a few things you should know:

  • Sudden on-site accidents: Explosions, electrocutions, dropped beams, scaffold collapses, falls from heights, heavy machinery malfunctions, slip-and-falls and other sudden incidents cause catastrophic injuries on the workplace in an instant.
  • Repetitive motion injuries: Carpal tunnel, rotator cuff tears, back strain and other injuries caused by repetitive motions develop over time. If you can trace the injury to job duties, you can recover compensation.
  • Motor vehicle accidents: Workplaces in some industries are mobile, like delivery services. Your employer may also require that you run errands using a company car. If a car accident is related to your job, you have the right to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits in addition to a possible personal injury claim.
  • Fault is irrelevant: You are not required to prove fault on the part of your employer. Even when you make a mistake that leads to a work-related injury, you are entitled to benefits.
  • Aggravation of older injury: You treat your injury because you want to get better. If you are able to return to work but later aggravate an old on-the-job injury in any way, you can begin receiving benefits again.

When Insurers Say Your Injury Isn't Serious Or Doesn't Qualify

Dealing with insurance companies is not easy. They will try to significantly underpay or deny your claim for benefits for many reasons. Do not get discouraged; contact me, an experienced lawyer, instead. Call 860-513-2192 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also send me an email, and I will contact you.