Workers’ Compensation

When you have been hurt on the job, it’s important to learn about your rights and the benefits you may be entitled to receive according to Connecticut’s workers’ compensation laws.

At Sousa & Minogue, LLC, we strive to educate and empower our clients regarding their rights. We urge you to consult with our Shelton law firm to learn more about how we can help you obtain compensation, including disability payments, permanency awards and settlements.

SETTLED! Injured worker at Allegheny Ludlum Corporation settled case for $235,000.

Obtaining Millions Of Dollars In Recoveries For Injured Connecticut Workers

While most employees are familiar with the concept of workers’ compensation benefits, many workers hesitate to claim their rightful benefits after they have been hurt on the job. They may not realize the long-term impact the injury can have on their lifestyles and careers.

SETTLED! Injured worker at Sikorsky Aircraft settled case for $110,000.

When you consult Sousa & Minogue, LLC, our Connecticut workers’ compensation attorneys will be able to help you with the following:

  • Why hire a workers’ compensation attorney? We can help you understand the benefits of hiring a workers’ compensation attorney when you have been injured on the job. When you consult with Sousa & Minogue, LLC, we will explain to you the process and requirements to obtain workers’ compensation payments, including benefits for medical treatment.
  • Accidents. Whether your injuries were directly related to the behavior of your employer or co-workers or resulted from subcontractors or another third party, our lawyers will vigorously represent your rights in your workers’ compensation case. We help Connecticut workers who have been hurt in UPS workplace accidents, trucking company workplace accidents, Sikorsky workplace accidents, municipal workplace accidents, etc.
  • Injuries. We recognize how serious our clients’ injuries can be when they have been hurt on the job. Our attorneys aggressively pursue compensation for our clients suffering from repetitive work injuries, traumatic work injuries, heart and hypertension issues, back and neck injuries, construction injuries and other debilitating medical conditions.
  • Fatal workplace accidents. If your loved one has been fatally injured at work, we can help you understand your rights to obtain workers’ compensation benefits and compensation through a wrongful death claim for lost wages, funeral expenses and other financial damages you have suffered.
  • Employee rights. Our attorneys will work closely with you to explain your rights as an employee, as well as address any violations of your rights, including retaliation issues related to workers’ compensation.

Workers’ compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover benefits for you.

Contact Our Bridgeport Work-Related Injury Attorneys Today

We invite you to contact Sousa & Minogue, LLC, at 800-807-2893 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your workers’ compensation claim with an experienced lawyer. We represent clients in Shelton and Bridgeport and throughout New Haven and Fairfield counties. Our law office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend and after-hours appointments are available upon request. For the convenience of our injured clients, we can travel to their homes or hospital to meet. Se habla español.

How Can We Help You?

Our firm is focused on providing effective legal advice. Our lawyers work diligently to ensure you have accurate, reliable information. Below are a few of the questions our attorneys answer most often.

When Should I File For Workers’ Compensation?

You can file for workers’ compensation if you sustain an injury while at work or performing job duties. This includes accidents if you drive a work vehicle, injuries from machinery or strains from repetitive actions.

How Can Workers’ Compensation Help?

Workers’ compensation benefits are a way to ensure workers’ health and security in the workplace. Workers’ compensation can help provide for medical care and monetary benefits while you are out of work.

Can My Employer Hold My Workers’ Compensation Claim Against Me?

No. Any retaliation for a workers’ compensation claim is illegal. If you believe you are being punished for filing a worker’s compensation claim, please tell our lawyers immediately.

How Do I Prepare For A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you are injured, first seek medical assistance. You will need to provide your supervisor with notice of your injury and document as much information as possible. As your attorneys, we will guide you through this process. We can help you set yourself up for success in your claim.

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When I injured my back at work my employer denied that my injury occurred at work. Because of this they would not pay me disability benefits and pay for my doctors’ bills. Since my back injury was so serious that it required surgery I could not work. My not having a pay check placed my family in a bad situation.
Although many of the issues in my case were complex, Attorney Sousa constantly met with me to explain what was going on with my case. He answered all my questions. Without the legal assistance I received from Sousa & Minogue, LLC , I do not know where my family would be today.

— Alfred S.

The law firm of Sousa & Minogue, LLC has represented me in my worker’s compensation claim as a result of injuries to my neck, back, shoulders and knees that I sustained while working as a truck driver for United Parcel Service.

— George B.

Around six years ago my wife and I were going through some severe medical conditions which were attributed to work related injuries. We had no money coming in and things were beginning to get pretty hectic. I didn’t know what to do.
When I came to Attorney Sousa I was in financial difficulties and had bill collectors chasing me all over the place. He was able to get me the money I needed and the surgery to fix me. I owe my life to Attorney Sousa.

— Robert and Elizabeth S.

I worked at UPS as a package car driver, while working, my truck was struck by another vehicle. The other driver was at fault. I sustained serious injuries, that with the assistance of great doctors and my family I have recovered from.

— Max T.

I have worked at Sikorsky Aircraft for over 32 years. As everyone knows who works there, our jobs are physically demanding and as a result we are often injured in the course of our employment. This is what happened to me. I injured my back while working.

— Ruth W.

I retained Attorney Sousa to represent me when I was injured at work. Initially I was concerned that if I pursued a claim I might lose my job. Attorney Sousa explained to me the law protected me from my employer discharging me because I filed a workers compensation claim.

— Bruno Z.

I worked for UPS at the Stratford terminal for fifteen (15) years as a package car driver. While working I sustained a number of serious injuries, injuries that required multiple surgeries and caused me to miss a significant time out of work.

— Brian L.

I was employed by the City of Stamford for over 25 years. During the course of my employment I sustained a serious injury to my back. I retained Attorney Sousa to represent me with respect to my workers’ compensation claim.

— Ronald C.