Are You Completely Unable To Work While You Recover ?
Many employees who have been injured in serious, on-the-job accidents are unable to do any type of work for the first few days, weeks or months. Fortunately, during this time period, you may qualify for temporary total disability (TTD) benefits under Connecticut workers’ compensation law.
At the Connecticut law firm of D’Agosto & Howe, LLC, our attorneys are skilled in the nuances of workers’ comp law. We will guide you through the process and help you seek the TTD benefits you need to cover day-to-day bills.
While there are several types of injuries for which you may be able to collect TTD benefits, certain injuries automatically qualify as causing total incapacity under the law, including:
- Loss of sight
- Loss of feet
- Loss of hands
- Paralysis of legs or arms
Even if your doctor states that you are medically capable of performing certain light duty jobs during your recovery, which may make you ineligible for TTD benefits, we can still help you pursue other options, including temporary partial disability (TPD) benefit.
You Can Receive Benefits For All Types Of Injuries, Including Repetitive Injuries
The Workers’ Compensation Act in Connecticut provides for the payment of benefits to an injured employee when he or she suffers a work-related injury. Two general types of injuries are compensable under the act. Injuries in the first category result from a specific trauma, such as a serious fall or an attempt to lift a heavy object. These injuries tend to be easier to prove, and the reasons behind the award of compensation are understandable.
A common misconception, however, is that there must be a specific trauma for a compensable work-related injury to result. This is not true. In many cases, employees can be awarded benefits for repetitive trauma or repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome caused by typing or back injuries caused by repetitive twisting.
No matter your specific type of injury, you can count on our lawyers to advise you about your full range of rights and options for recovering compensation. We will help determine if you qualify for TTD benefits, TPD benefits, Social Security Disability benefits or other financial help.
Free Initial Consultation With Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Call our Shelton office at 203-538-9026 or toll free at 800-749-8616, or send us an email today to schedule a free initial consultation. We respond to all phone messages and emails no later than one business day. We serve clients throughout the Bridgeport and New Haven areas.