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Fighting for injured workers in Connecticut

When one is injured on the job, the only way they will be able to recover medical expenses and lost wages is typically by filing a claim through workers' compensation. Although, it may sound straightforward, filing a workers' compensation claim is not always as clear-cut as it may seem. This is largely due to the fact that when one makes a workers' comp claim, they are essentially making an insurance claim.

Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that employers are required to purchase. From a public policy perspective, workers' comp serves two important purposes -- in theory, anyway. In the event a worker is injured at her place of work while performing the duties of her job, workers' compensation will help to cover associated medical expenses and reimburse for lost wages. In exchange for maintaining workers' compensation coverage, employers' exposure to liability for workplace injuries is limited.

The problem for workers is that, as an insurer, a workers' compensation carrier will do all that it can to limit the size and number of claims it receives. This means that the carrier may try to deny coverage for certain medical expenses, attempt to downplay the severity of an injury or may suggest that a worker is able to return to work sooner. For these reasons, the assistance of an experienced attorney can be helpful.

At Gillis Law Firm, we have decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured workers. We know how the system works and can help to ensure that, when one is injured on the job, one gets the medical care and financial compensation they deserve. Visit the dedicated workers' compensation page on our website.

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