It is wise to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as you have been injured on the job, for a variety of reasons. One important aspect of your case that an attorney can advise you on is the issue of how other types of benefits and workers’ compensation benefits may affect each other. Contact Gillis Law Firm in New Haven if you were injured at work in New Haven or elsewhere, and you may be eligible for:
- Workers’ compensation benefits
- Private insurance benefits
- Social Security Disability (SSD) when an injury may result in disability for a year or more
Depending on your age and other specifics of your situation, benefits that you receive through workers’ compensation insurance and/or through SSD may be subject to a lien or an “offset.” An offset prevents you from receiving benefits for the same injury from two sources. If there was a liable third party and you recover compensation by way of a claim against that negligent person or organization as well as workers’ compensation benefits, the work comp carrier may demand reimbursement through a lien. Your membership in a union may also affect your benefits.
Insurance issues can be extraordinarily complex in some workplace injury cases. Discovery of applicable liens, offsets or reimbursements due is an important part of the process of settling your case. An experienced lawyer at Gillis Law Firm is prepared to work to ensure that you receive all benefits and compensation you are entitled to. At the same time, we want to ensure that there are no rude surprises or inappropriate payouts that could later be subject to repayment by you.
Contact Our New Haven County Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Gillis Law Firm offers free initial consultations, including evening and weekend appointments as needed. Our law office employs a Spanish-speaking paralegal. We do not charge attorneys’ fees until we recover benefits or compensation for you. Our office is conveniently located in downtown New Haven next to the courthouse. You should easily find free parking in the area. Contact us through this website or by calling 866-603-9810. Schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Connecticut workers’ compensation attorney.