Understanding Your Workers' Comp Benefits

The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act entitles employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses to benefits. This is common knowledge. The confusion for most people lies in understanding the type of benefits and the amount which they are entitled to receive under these laws. Misinformation can cause people to accept settlement offers well below what they deserve or fail to challenge the denial of benefits.

At the Law Offices of John Cantarella, LLC, I educate my clients about their rights and their case. As a board-certified workers' compensation specialist and lawyer who focuses on results, I know how to help my clients get the maximum benefits to which they are entitled.

Contact my law office at 1-800-INJURED for a free initial consultation, whether you live in the Hartford area or anywhere throughout the state.

What Types Of Benefits Are Available?

There are many different types of benefits available under workers' compensation laws. It is important to understand that respondent medical examiners work for the insurance company. They will attempt to deny or underpay your claim by citing a variety of factors, which is why talking to an experienced attorney is crucial.

Below is a list of a few of the most common benefits, but it is not exhaustive.

  • Medical expenses: You can recover money for surgeries, therapies, assistive devices and other expenses related to your medical care.
  • Temporary partial disability: A doctor may okay you for light or limited duty, in which case you may qualify for this benefit.
  • Temporary total disability: If your injuries prevent you from working at all temporarily, you can receive a percentage of your wages.
  • Permanent partial disability: This covers situations in which a doctor determines you have reached maximum medical improvement, but you have suffered permanent partial loss of function of one or more body parts.
  • Post-specific or discretionary benefits: The commissioner can award special damages for such things as diminished earning capacity or job retraining.

Contact Me For Answers To Your Benefits Questions | Free Initial Consultations

I understand that you may have many questions and concerns. I welcome you to schedule a free initial consultation with me, attorney John B. Cantarella. When your injuries make traveling to me difficult, I am very willing to accommodate you by meeting you at home or in the hospital.

Call me at 860-513-2192. If you prefer to send me an email with your information, I will contact you.