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Understanding The Workers’ Compensation Process

Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits in Connecticut can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. Employers and their workers’ compensation insurance providers are prone to denying and delaying claims, making the process even more frustrating for injured workers.

At the Gillis Law Firm in New Haven, Connecticut, we understand the frustration and fear that can accompany both workplace injuries and the workers’ compensation process. Our attorneys are here to guide you through the process and give you the best possible chance of obtaining the medical and wage loss benefits you deserve.

How Does The Claims Process Work?

No two workers’ compensation cases are alike, but most cases in Connecticut follow the same general process.

  • After suffering a workplace injury, you must notify your employer as soon as possible.
  • You must provide written notice of your injury, filing a letter with your employer and the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission.
  • In order to achieve a successful claim, you must demonstrate that your injury took place in the course of employment.
  • If your claim is approved, your employer will provide you with workers’ compensation benefits, which include benefits for medical expenses and temporary wage loss or permanent disability.
  • If your claim is denied, do not despair. In many cases, workers’ compensation claims are approved in the appeals process.

Whatever type of injury you have suffered, our attorneys are here for you. We have a proven record of success handling workers’ compensation claims and appeals for injured workers in New Haven and throughout Connecticut.

Contact Our Workers’ Comp Lawyers

Gillis Law Firm offers free initial consultations and evening and weekend appointments — schedule yours online, or call 866-603-9810. We charge no fee without legal recovery. If your condition prevents you from traveling to our office, we can visit you at your home or in the hospital. Our office is conveniently located in downtown New Haven next to the courthouse near free parking. Se Habla español.