1What type of benefits exist in workers compensation?
There are two types of benefits: medical and indemnity. Medical benefits are paid to doctors, hospitals, physical therapists, and other medical providers for the treatment that you need. Indemnity benefits consist of all other types of benefits such as lost wage benefits, mileage reimbursements, and benefits for permanent partial disability.
2When am I eligible to be paid while I am out of work?
If you are unable to work due to an injury that happened at work or as a result of your work, you may be eligible for lost wage benefits. Your work status depends on what your doctor says. If your doctor says that you are unable to perform any job, then you may be entitled to what is called Temporary Total benefits. If you are capable of working, but have restrictions on what you can do, then you may be eligible for Temporary Partial benefits. If your employer can accommodate your restrictions, but places you in a job where you don’t make as much or work as often, you may be entitled for a Temporary Partial differential.
3What if I have two jobs and can only work one of them?
If you are employed for two different employers when you sustain a workers’ compensation injury, then you are entitled to get lost wage benefits based on your employment with both, not just the employer you were working for when you were injured.
4If I hire an attorney to represent me, how do I pay for attorney’s fees?
In workers’ compensation cases, our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don’t recover any money, then we don’t recover any money. Contact us to discuss in greater detail.
5Can my employer retaliate against me for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
Connecticut General Statutes Section 31-290a prevents an employer from retaliating against a worker for filing a claim.
6What if I am permanently injured? Can I obtain compensation for a permanent partial disability?
Yes, you may be eligible for a compensation for an injury that your doctor says is permanent, or will cause permanent problems for you. Contact us to discuss.