Workers’ compensation is a right that every Connecticut laborer has. However, there are several reasons why the Connecticut Worker’s Compensation Commission might deny your claim. If this happens, you need to know how to proceed and get the money you deserve.
According to Connecticut’s Official State Website, The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act mandates that all full or part-time employees receive coverage for work-related injuries. If you receive an injury on the job, you have the right to compensation.
What causes a denial?
The commission might deny your claim if you submit incorrect information or leave out some clerical detail. You also have a deadline to submit your worker’s compensation claim, so you must submit it as soon as possible. Finally, your employer might dispute that the injury is work-related or claim you engaged in illegal activity leading to the damage.
The hearing process
If the commission denies your claim, you have the right to a hearing. At this point, it is in your best interest to seek legal counsel. The first part of this process is to file for an informal hearing. This allows you to present information that proves you deserve compensation. If you cannot agree during the informal hearing, the process moves to a formal trial. Legal representation is vital at this point. However, you should contact an attorney immediately after the commission denies your claim.
Unfortunately, the state of Connecticut and your employer do not always work with your best interests in mind. After a workplace injury, document the details immediately and file a claim. Denials are more likely if you delay for too long or neglect certain information.