Your Connecticut Law Firm for Worker’s Compensation Help
Working men and women are the backbone of Connecticut’s economy. In agriculture, fishing, shipbuilding, aerospace, manufacturing, construction, retailing, government service and tourism, Connecticut boasts a diverse workforce that makes it the place we love to call home.
Connecticut cannot survive without its hardworking citizens. The law recognizes this. When a worker is hurt on the job, paying compensation for medical bills, lost wages and permanent disability is not an employer’s option – it’s required. You do not have to “sue” your employer. But like most things in the law, what is supposed to be a simple procedure often gets quite complicated. Injured workers are entitled to be on equal footing with their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. You are entitled to be represented by your own attorney, who will work hard to make sure that your benefits are paid and pitfalls are avoided.
At The Law Offices of Paul Levin, we’ve spent the last 35 years fighting for the rights of the injured in CT. If you’ve been hurt, or a loved one has been injured or killed while on the job, we are here to help. Remember – it never hurts to call.
Our experienced lawyers and knowledgeable support staff offer comprehensive services in worker’s compensation injury and death cases. Our workers’ compensation team gets results.
Our pledge is simple: We put you first. When you hire The Law Offices of Paul Levin, we’re there for you every step of the way, doing our best to get you all of the benefits you may be eligible to receive. We take pride in being good explainers – we’ll answer your questions in simple, straightforward language. And we don’t mind explaining things over again. We believe that clients should be informed of the legal avenues available to them so they can help make the right decisions about their workers’ compensation claims.
Understanding CT’s Worker’s Compensation Laws
Connecticut worker’s compensation laws can be complicated. Those laws continue to change. Rules and procedures that you or your friends may remember from past compensation claims may already be out of date. And the claims for work injuries can be time consuming. If you’ve been hurt on the job and you’re filing – or if you’ve already filed-a worker’s comp claim for injury or death, talk with a lawyer before trying to represent yourself. Feel confident about hiring a law firm with decades of experience in handling worker’s compensation claims in CT.
After a work-related injury, you are left to face mounting medical bills, the prospect of a lengthy recovery, and the gnawing fear that you may never be able to return to do the same work or earn as much. A death at work almost overshadows all of these worries with enormous grief. These are reasons why it’s so important to make the right call while choosing a worker’s compensation attorney.
In every on-the-job accident, compensation benefits may be available not only for your injury-related medical and surgical bills, but also for physical therapy, medical equipment, mileage to and from your treatment appointments, and any permanent disability (even if you return to work). And if you lose time from work, compensation is usually available to make up for lost wages and lost earning potential.
If you’re having trouble getting medical treatment after a work accident, or if your workers’ compensation wage benefits are not being paid, or if an insurance company has denied your claim entirely, we can help.
With locations throughout Connecticut, we are easily accessible and willing to make time for our clients. We are happy to visit you at your home or the hospital. Please call toll free 1 800 999 2020 or contact us via email to schedule an appointment. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you!
The Law Offices of Paul Levin serves clients throughout Connecticut, including but not limited to the following areas:
Cities: Norwich, Hartford, Storrs, Windham, Brooklyn, Tolland, New London, Rocky Hill, Durham, Middletown, New Britain, Kensington, Newington, Willimantic, Putnam, Danielson, Manchester, Killingly, Plainfield, Glastonbury.
Counties: Windham County, Tolland County, New London County, Hartford County, Middlesex County.
Blog for Worker’s Compensation
- Connecticut: Injured Worker Wins Employer Retaliation Case
- Connecticut’s Workers Compensation System- Is It Broken?
- Multiple Workers Injured During Separate Conn. Construction Accidents
- Workers comp claims vary greatly. Are you prepared to file in Conn.?
- Injured Workers and Firefighters in Norfolk Highlight Workplace Danger
- Suffering after an on the job injury in Conn.? You are not alone.
- Are you a Connecticut worker who has been injured at work?
- Injured in a fall at work in Connecticut? You are not alone.
- Injured at work? You may need a CT Workers Compensation Attorney.
Library for Worker’s Compensation:
- Top Connecticut Workers Compensation Issues for 2011
Nationwide trends affect every state. Connecticut is no exception. Experts have looked at current workers comp trends and have predicted the top workers compensation issues that will affect both injured employees and their employers in 2011. The workers compensation attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that the following information gives you an idea as to what to expect from workers comp rates and trends in the coming year.
- The Whistleblower Protection Program (OSHA)
The job of the Whistleblower Protection Program, run and enforced by OSHA, is to ensure that those who report unsafe working conditions or on the job injuries are protected from retaliation. OSHA has recently announced that it will be working harder to protect those who file a complaint against their company or employer. In this way, the government agency hopes to encourage employees to report workplace safety violations in Connecticut and nationwide.
- National Council on Compensation Insurance
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is an organization that collects data on worker injury rates and compensation claims and then makes recommendations for workers’ compensation insurance rates and cost analysis of proposed regulations and benefits. The NCCI recently recommended changes to current workers’ compensation rates in Connecticut. Please read on to learn more about the NCCI’s role in workers’ compensation rate changes in CT and nationwide.
- First Responders- Crucial to Connecticut and Often in Danger
First responders are civil servants who are certified to provide pre-hospital care for medical emergencies. Jobs that require this certification include paramedics, police officers and firefighters, both volunteer and paid. In this article we will be looking the important role first responders play in Connecticut and the many ways they are at risk for serious on the job injuries and accidents.
- Violence at Work- A Study of Workplace Violence in Hospitals
Nurses and other hospital employees are subjected to many demanding work conditions. However, the work is often rewarding and it is crucial to the health of our society. In this article we will be looking at a study that examines workplace violence in hospitals. Please read on to learn more about this dangerous epidemic.
- Guidelines for Protecting the Safety and Health of Health Care Workers
The job that health care workers perform is crucial to the health and well being of the nation. However, the well being of doctors, nurses and other hospital employees is often at risk. According to the Center for Disease Control ,hospitals have a greater percentage of workers’ compensation claims for sprains, strains, infectious and parasitic diseases, dermatitis, hepatitis, mental disorders, eye diseases, influenza and toxic hepatitis. Please read on to learn more about the dangers that health care workers face in Connecticut and across the nation.
- The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) strives to prevent workplace injury and illness. With an extensive library of common on the job injuries and illnesses that focus on both treatment and prevention, the site is invaluable for both employees and employers. Please read on to learn more about preventing a workplace accident in Connecticut and beyond.
- Falls in the Workplace
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health provide a myriad of information on safety and accident prevention. Please read on to learn more about the dangers of falls from raised surface. This information is useful for those injured at work or anyone who has been injured during a slip and fall.
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA is a government agency that is operated by the United States Department of Labor (US DOL). OSHA promotes worker safety and strives to prevent and investigate on the job injuries in Connecticut and across the country. Their state office is located in Hartford, Ct. Please read on to learn more about the programs operated by OSHA.
- 10 Most Common Workplace Injuries
Find here the 10 most common workplace injuries. These injuries include overexertion, falls and assaults at the workplace. If you have been injured while at work you may have a worker’s comp claim. Please contact your experienced CT workers compensation attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren today for your free consultation.
- Compensation Claims Increasing
- Do I need a lawyer for my workers’ compensation claim?
- The value of work
Frequent Questions for Worker’s Compensation:
- Do I need a lawyer for my workers’ compensation claim?
- What is “workers’ compensation”?
- I don’t want to sue my employer. What should I do?
- My employer is at fault for my injury. Can I sue my employer?
- I’ve been hurt at work — now what do I do?
- My boss tells me not to go through workers’ compensation because it will raise his premiums. He says he’ll take care of me. Should I believe him?
- Can I be fired if I’m out because of a work injury?
- What can I do if my doctor clears me for “light duty” but my employer tells me to do work I know I’m not able to do, or that I’m not supposed to do?
- My permanent injury benefits are being paid out weekly. Is there any way I can get them all at once?