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How does workers compensation work in Connecticut?

On Behalf of | Dec 19, 2019 | Firm News

As an employee in Connecticut, you should report an injury that is caused by a work-related activity to your employer immediately. If your claim is approved, you will receive a myriad of benefits and compensations. The scope of your injury, the type of work you do and other factors may directly impact the amount of benefits the courts will award. 

According to Nolo, you may be eligible for short term disability reprieve if you are not able to work. Your benefits may exempt you from working and direct that you receive reduced wages while recuperating. The reduced wages may be 75% of the taxed wages you receive each week. This arrangement continues until you are able to return to work or until your doctor concludes that further medical treatment will not improve your health. 

If your post-injury wages drop, Connecticut workers compensation may offer you a partial payment. This partial payment is 75% of your post-injury wage reduction, as long as it does not exceed Connecticut’s maximum Total Partial Payment. 

The courts may direct that you undergo a permanent disability evaluation if your doctor determines that further treatment may not improve your health. If your lose your sight, lose both feet or hands, and lose a hand and a foot, the law may consider you a permanently disabled person. The compensation law may make the same presumption if at least two of your limbs are paralyzed or if a brain injury leads to mental disability. They may be other injuries that may lead to permanent disability. The permanent disability benefits may be valid for life. 

This is an informative article and is not meant to offer legal advice.