Connecticut Worker’s Compensation Settlements

Posted on: December 2, 2018

If you are injured on the job, wading through state worker’s compensation laws in Connecticut regarding your entitlement to compensation can be a complicated process. You want to make sure you receive a settlement that will cover your expenses, provide you the time you need to recover from your injury and, provide income for you and your family while you recuperate. In some cases, on the job accidents can result in death to the worker. Surviving family members may need to file a worker’s compensation claim for loss of income, burial expenses, etc.

What Can You Receive a Worker’s Compensation Settlement For?

Filing a worker’s compensation claim can help an injured worker obtain financial remuneration for:

  • Medical, prescription and rehabilitation expenses
  • Wages lost
  • Job retraining
  • Permanent or partial disabilities
  • Ongoing care
  • Death Benefits for surviving family members

Types of Worker’s Compensation Settlement Arrangements

There are different types of settlement arrangements for worker’s compensation claims. 

1.Lump Sum Settlement

Your employer’s insurance company may offer you a lump sum settlement. If you accept the compensation, you may not make any additional claims to receive benefits, and you agree to release the employer and their insurance company from further legal liability. In some instances, it may be a good idea to accept the settlement. 

2. Continuing Benefits

Some injuries can be so severe that total recovery may not be possible. You may not be able to resume your old job and have to take a lesser position in the company, or you may not be able to return to work at all. When it is difficult to determine the amount of medical care and expense you will require on an ongoing basis or the effect of a lesser job or pay, it makes sense to opt for continuing payment of benefits. 

When Should Seek the Advice of An Attorney?

Your Employer and Insurance company may dispute your claim. In the ideal situation, the Employer will handle the worker’s injury claim as they should. However, Employers and their insurance company may seek to reduce their liability and the amount of money they will have to pay out under the claim by finding ways to challenge or minimize the worker’s compensation claim or settlement.

You Many Need Help Receiving All the Benefits You Are Entitled To Receive

Employers and their Insurance Company do not always disclose all of the benefits available to you. You may not know all the benefits that you are entitled to or the sources of payment available to you. In addition to the employer, a third party may be liable to provide compensation for your injury. 

It is Difficult Navigating Connecticut Worker’s Compensation Laws

Under Connecticut worker’s compensation law, the amount of financial restitution a worker receives can be limited by many factors. Every rule must be followed and evidence presented to be eligible for benefits. 

You should consult with an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer familiar with Connecticut law to receive all the benefits you are entitled to, if you have been injured on the job in New Haven, Connecticut.

Request a appointment here: or call Knight & Cerritelli at (203) 624-6115 for an appointment in our New Haven office.

NOTE: This Blog is for Information Purposes Only and Does Not Constitute Legal Advice