Danbury Lawyer Talks About Workers' Comp Rights
You have been hurt at work. Now what do you do? How soon can you file a claim for workers' compensation benefits? Can you go to your own doctor or do you have to see a company-approved physician? You want an experienced lawyer to help you through the process; someone who has successfully protected the rights of other injured workers.
At the law office Alan Barry & Associates, LLC, we have more than 30 years of experience representing injured people across the greater Danbury area, including individuals hurt on the job. We take an aggressive, yet professional, approach, using our considerable experience, skill, knowledge and resources to seek full and fair compensation for all your losses, including wages and income, medical expenses, job retraining, and
permanent physical impairment. We will listen carefully to the details of your story, so that we can identify all your legal concerns, as well as the outcome you want. At our office, we will always treat you as family.
We offer a free initial consultation.
Call our office at 203.797.9600 or send us a message via the contact form to the left.
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At the law office of Alan Barry & Associates, LLC, we will carefully explain the workers' compensation laws and procedures, as well as your rights and options, so that you always know what to expect. Here are some of the most important things to know in the aftermath of a job injury:
- As a general rule, workers' compensation insurance is mandatory for employers in Connecticut.
- As the injured party, you have the right to choose the first physician to evaluate your case, unless your employer does not have a managed care program.
- You must wait a minimum of three days before filing a work comp claim.
- For benefits to be retroactive to the date of your injury, your disability must last a minimum of seven days.
We generally don't get involved with workers' compensation claims until your request for benefits has been denied. We will handle all types of appeals to get the compensation you need and deserve.
Connecticut Permanent Disability Attorney
If you have been hurt in the workplace, you may be uncertain whether you qualify for benefits under Connecticut's workers' compensation laws. Can you get benefits if you are only temporarily disabled, or must your injury be permanent? You want an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process.
At the offices of Alan Barry & Associates, LLC, we offer more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of injured people throughout the greater Danbury area. Our lawyers take an aggressive approach, paying close attention to every detail, so that we can help you get full and fair compensation for all your losses. We will take the time to listen carefully to your story, so that we can identify all your options, as well as your chances of success.
Under Connecticut law, you can recover benefits for the following types of losses under a workers' compensation claim:
- The cost of all required medical care or treatment
- The loss of wages while you are disabled
- Vocational rehabilitation, if necessary
- Damages for permanent scarring, disfigurement or physical impairment
You may recover compensation for temporary or permanent injury.
We will use our experience, knowledge, skill and resources to help you recover compensation for any type of work-related injury, from back or neck injuries to repetitive stress/motion trauma, from fractures or amputation to brain or spinal cord injury
Connecticut Wage Loss Compensation Lawyer
If you have been hurt on the job, you may have questions about your eligibility for workers' compensation benefits to cover lost income. You need the money, but know that trying to do your job will only get in the way of your physical recovery. You want an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights; someone who knows the laws and procedures, and who has helped other injured workers in similar circumstances.
At the law office of Alan Barry & Associates, LLC, we have aggressively protected the rights of personal injury victims for more than 30 years. We take a results-oriented approach, listening carefully to the details of your case, so that we can identify all your concerns, as well as your options. We will use our experience, knowledge, skill and resources to fight for full and fair compensation for all your losses.
Recovering Lost Wages in a Workers' Compensation Claim
In Connecticut, your work-related injury must result in total disability in order for you to qualify for compensation for lost income or wages. Your disability need not, however, be permanent.
We will work hard to gather all the facts and evidence regarding your on-the-job injury, so that we can effectively demonstrate the full extent of your condition and your need for income replacement benefits. We will also help you seek compensation for other covered losses in a workers' compensation claim, such as medical expenses, vocational retraining, or damages related to permanent scarring, disfigurement or physical impairment.