What Workers’ Comp Benefits Are Available In Connecticut?
If you suffer an on-the-job injury in Connecticut, you will likely be entitled to several workers’ comp benefits ― benefits designed to help you get back on your feet and replace lost income.
Contrary to what many believe, however, your workers’ compensation benefits are not determined by simply plugging numbers into a predetermined formula. In fact, there are many variables that may come into play when valuing a workers’ compensation case.
The attorneys at D’Agosto & Howe, LLC, are committed to helping you get the workers’ compensation you deserve if you are injured on the job. Contact us today to schedule your FREE initial consultation with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer. You can reach us at 203-538-9026 or toll free at 800-749-8616. You can also email us online. While our office is located in Shelton, we help work injury victims throughout the surrounding area, including New Haven and Bridgeport.
Specific Types Of Benefits Available
Under Connecticut law, you may be able to seek several different types of workers’ comp benefits, including:
- Medical benefits: You are entitled to full medical benefits, including prescription costs, following a work injury. Importantly, you may select your own treating doctor in Connecticut.
- Reimbursement for mileage: Your mileage costs for traveling to and from your doctor’s appointments are covered.
- Reimbursement for lost time for medical treatment: When you need medical care during normal working hours, you should be paid by your employer at your normal rate.
- Wage replacement benefits: Under Connecticut workers’ comp law, you may seek benefits to cover your lost wages following a workplace injury. The amount of these benefits is largely based on the classification of your injury, including temporary total disability, temporary partial disability or permanent partial disability.
Suffering a workplace injury should never lead to your own financial ruin and insurmountable medical debt ― fortunately, workers’ comp is available to prevent just that. However, knowing what benefits you may be able to collect often requires legal guidance. Contact D’Agosto & Howe, LLC, today for help.