Wage Benefits

Have you suffered a work-related injury or illness? As a Connecticut worker, you have rights. Connecticut workers' compensation laws are designed to help injured workers obtain wage benefits and necessary medical care for work-related injuries and illnesses.

At Gillis Law Firm, we are committed to helping injured workers obtain the full wage benefits and medical benefits they are entitled to receive. Since 1978, we have successfully obtained workers' compensation benefits for thousands of injured workers in New Haven and surrounding areas of Connecticut.

Types Of Available Wage Benefits

Connecticut's workers' compensation laws provide for the following types of wage benefits:

  • Temporary total disability: Workers who are unable to work at any job following a work-related accident or illness may receive temporary total disability benefits. Weekly benefits are equal to 75 percent of a worker's after-tax earnings for the 52-week period prior to his or her injury (subject to maximum and minimum benefit amounts).
  • Temporary partial disability: Workers who are only able to return to work part time or perform a lesser paying job as a result of a work-related injury or illness may receive temporary partial disability benefits.
  • Permanent partial disability: Workers who have lost the use of a body part (completely or partially) may receive permanent partial disability benefits. The number of weekly PPD benefits an injured worker may receive depends on the body part that is injured and its level of impairment.
  • Wage differential 308a benefits: Workers who have suffered a work-related injury or illness may also be eligible to receive additional wage differential benefits (sometimes called 308a benefits) subject to the discretion of a Workers' Compensation Commissioner.
  • Scarring and disfigurement: Workers who have sustained certain types of scarring or disfigurement as a result of a work-related injury or illness may receive weekly scarring and disability benefits for up to 208 weeks. The amount of benefits a worker receives depends on the type and severity of the scars and disfigurement.

We have experience representing clients with a wide range of injuries and from a wide range of industries. Whether you need help filing an initial claim or appealing a denied workers' compensation claim, our attorneys can help. We are committed to providing the experienced representation and quality client service our clients deserve. That's why we offer free initial consultations, and handle cases on contingency — you don't pay legal fees unless we win compensation for you.

Call Gillis Law Firm Today

Gillis Law Firm offers weekend and evening appointments, and employs a Spanish-speaking paralegal. Our office is conveniently located in downtown New Haven next to the courthouse with free parking. If you've been injured on the job, please contact our New Haven wage loss benefits lawyers, or call 866-603-9810 to learn about the wage benefits you're entitled to.