Filing a Claim

Even when a workplace injury clearly falls within the parameters of an eligible workers’ compensation claim, the process of filing a claim can be daunting, filled with myriad pitfalls and potential complications.

Contact an attorney at the law offices of Sousa & Minogue, LLC, in Shelton, Connecticut.

Learn how to successfully apply for benefits after your fall, power tool accident or development of heart problems as a result of work activities in Connecticut. Discuss your potential workers’ comp case with an experienced lawyer after a workplace head, neck or back injury, or after the diagnosis of a work-induced repetitive stress disorder such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

First Thing To Know: You Cannot Be Fired For Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim

Many workers who are injured on the job need to discuss their cases in detail with an attorney to understand ways in which their jobs are protected when they file workers’ comp claims.

At the law offices of Sousa & Minogue, LLC, we have years of experience communicating clearly with workers of all types, from blue-collar workers to truck drivers to professionals. Take advantage of our initial free consultations to learn about your rights as an employee who has been hurt on the job.

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

Filing a workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible after a workplace injury maximizes your ability to obtain payment of medical expenses and lost earnings, awards for permanent injuries, settlements, protection of our your job, obtaining out-of-pocket mileage and parking fees at doctor’s offices.

What If Your Injury Results In Disability And Resulting Diminished Capacity To Work As Before?

Discuss your options with an experienced lawyer when your workplace injury has resulted in permanent disability and diminished capacity to work as before. The workers’ compensation attorneys of Sousa & Minogue, LLC, have more than 20 years of experience helping disabled workers obtain the full benefits they are entitled to through workers’ compensation, and sometimes through other avenues of income.

Contact us by phone, 800-807-2893 , or email to arrange for a conversation with an attorney at Sousa & Minogue, LLC, regarding your workplace injury. Complete and file successful claims for compensation for resulting medical expenses, lost wages, permanent disability rewards and related losses such as transportation costs to medical appointments.

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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.