Connecticut’s Workers Compensation System- Is It Broken?

Skyrocketing workers compensation insurance costs.  Injured workers going without compensation for months, even years, after their on the job accident.  Employers who bribe injured employees not to file for workers comp.

These reasons, and many like them, are why so many Connecticut workers rights advocates believe that the states workers compensation system is in need of a serious overhaul.

The newest workers compensation news is not good.  On January, 1 2011, many employers will see their workers compensation insurance rates increase dramatically.  Average increases will be 5.8 percent.  However, some will see their rates increase by 31 percent.

As workers compensation attorneys and advocates of injured workers we have to wonder what this means for workers in Connecticut.  For some, it may mean the loss of hours, certain benefits, or their job.  For others it may mean strong pressure not to report on the job injuries.  Employers have been known to bribe or intimidate injured workers into not reporting a workplace accident and injury.  This is dangerous to employee rights and can have serious financial and physical consequences for the employee.

Though advocates have vowed to fix the Conn. workers compensation system, injured workers cannot wait.  If you have been injured at work do not let your employer take advantage of your situation.  Contact your experienced, aggressive workers comp attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren for your free consultation.      

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