No Connecticut worker thinks he or she will go to work on a certain day and be injured on the job. These injuries can be minor, major or anywhere in between and they can happen with any kind of employment from the sedentary to physical jobs. Regardless of the kind of work a person does, it is important to remember that a person can become a work accident victim in the blink of an eye. These injuries can result in lost wages and the inability to work for a short or long time-period. Knowing how to apply for workers’ compensation benefits or to appeal when a claim is denied is critical to the process.
Whether it is a person who is a first responder willingly walking into harm’s way as part of the job; a construction worker who is around heavy equipment, complicated tools, large vehicles and work at significant heights; a person who works in an office or in any other kind of employment, injuries, illnesses and conditions can come about from the work. For many, they are not completely aware of the workers’ compensation process and how complex it can be. When there is an injury, having legal assistance is a must.
Since the amount of time a person will be given to have workers’ compensation benefits is largely contingent on the medical prognosis and insurer are frequently reluctant to pay any more than the bare minimum, it can result in a dispute if the injured worker says he or she is not able to get back on the job and the medical professional — and by extension the employer — says that the benefits will stop at a certain point. For those who have broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, became ill from working with toxic substances or are experiencing mental issues from a traumatic incident, workers’ compensation can be a lifeline to make ends meet and get the necessary care to get back to full health. Getting the benefits is the key.
After a work injury, illness or condition, there are many steps to take to get workers’ compensation benefits. Similarly, there are rules that must be followed. To get the workers’ compensation that the person is entitled to, it might require a lawyer’s assistance to make sure there is fair treatment. If the case is denied, it is also important to have legal help to craft an appeal. As soon as the injury happens and the worker gets treatment, it is essential to contact a law firm that understands the workers’ compensation process to get the benefits he or she is entitled to under the law.