Employee Rights

A clear understanding of employees’ rights, both before and after workplace injuries, is a key starting point from which to investigate the facts behind an injury on the job.

Contact A Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Lawyer To Talk About Health And Safety At Your Workplace

Discuss the particulars of your workplace injury with an experienced attorney — or talk about a situation at your company, store or office that gives you reason to suspect safety and health rules are being violated. Contact Sousa & Minogue, LLC, in Shelton, Connecticut, by phone at 800-807-2893 or by email to schedule a free initial consultation. Learn what your rights were before the injury — and what your rights are now you have been injured.

Has Your Employer Violated OSHA Safety And Health Regulations?

In a preventive vein, employers have responsibilities to practice accepted workplace safety guidelines established by OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), covering such topics as safety inspections. Workers are entitled to a safe work environment. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees who file safety and health complaints.

Has Your Employer Followed Federal Regulations For Reporting And Responding To Your Workplace Injury?

After an injury has occurred at a workplace, employers likewise have duties to report certain types of incidents to higher-level agencies, and to refrain from discrimination against workers or surviving family members who are making claims in injury or death cases. No employer is allowed to terminate employees because they have filed workers’ compensation claims. Your job is protected by law. In the event you are fired after filing a workplace injury claim and you are forced to sue your employer, you may be entitled to back pay as well as attorneys’ fees.

What Is A Claim And What Is A Lawsuit?

Filing a workers’ compensation claim does not mean you are suing your employer. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance — a safety net for both employees and employers. It is your right to file a claim after a workplace injury just as surely as it is your right to file an auto insurance claim after an auto accident.

On the other hand, if your employer violates your legal rights when you have been injured and file a claim, then a lawsuit against your employer may be required in order to secure your full rights.

Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation if you have been diagnosed with a repetitive strain injury resulting from your work activities, or if you have suffered a traumatic injury on the job, however minor or serious.

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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.