If you have been hurt on the job, you have important rights. Many Connecticut workers fail to pursue compensation for work-related injuries because they are worried about losing their jobs or do not fully understand their rights. You can be certain that employers have insurance companies and attorneys working to protect their interests. Without an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side, you are much less likely to receive the compensation you deserve.
At Appleton & Appleton, we represent injured Connecticut workers. We can explain the workers’ compensation process, help you file a claim, and pursue an appeal if your claim is denied. Workers’ compensation claims can stem from a wide range of injuries and accidents, including:
You work hard every day to put food on the table for your family. We will work just as hard to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.
Whether you have been hurt in an accident or you suffer from a repetitive occupational injury, you have the right to pursue compensation under the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation system. Family members of workers killed on the job also have the right to receive compensation for their loss. Unfortunately, many workers do not understand their rights. Some mistakenly believe that their employer will file a claim on their behalf. Others worry that their boss will fire them in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. At Appleton & Appleton, we put your mind at ease by dispelling common myths about workers’ compensation claims. We handle all aspects of workers’ compensation law, including:
In some cases, the clients we represent are entitled to receive Medicare or Social Security benefits in addition to benefits received through the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Because navigating the myriad regulations and paperwork associated with these government programs is complicated and time-consuming, it is crucial to work with an attorney who knows how to handle your concurrent claims efficiently and effectively.
If you have been hurt at work and you are also a Medicare beneficiary, or planning to apply for Medicare, a Medicare Set-Aside account may assist you in keeping more of your benefits and help avoid any liability for unpaid medical bills down the road. In addition, if you are receiving or plan to receive Social Security Disability benefits along with your workers’ compensation benefits, there are ways to draft settlement agreements to maximize your benefits through both programs.
At Appleton & Appleton, we are proud to represent the hard-working people who support our local and state economy. If you have been injured at work, you deserve time and compensation to help you recover and get back on your feet. To speak with one of our knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys, call our office today at 860-246-5481.