What is “workers’ compensation”?

A: Connecticut’s Workers’ Compensation Act has been the law for almost a century.  It recognizes your value to the state economy, your town and your family.

The law protects all people who have been hurt while working, either from a sudden event, an injury that comes from repetitive actions, or an illness caused by the work you do.

Your employer must cover all related medical costs, pay a good portion of your lost wages, and make an additional payment if you suffer a permanent disability.

Unless you hurt the same part of your body again in a new accident, this protection from your employer (or his insurance company) lasts your whole life.  And if an injury takes a workers’ life, the law requires that a surviving spouse and dependent children receive the workers’ benefits.

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