Hartford Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Representing Injured Workers across Connecticut
If you have been seriously injured in the workplace, you can generally rely on workers’ compensation to reimburse you for your medical costs and lost wages. However, not all injuries in Connecticut are eligible for workers’ compensation—and, sometimes, claims are unjustly denied.
If you were injured on the job or while performing any duties related to your employment, the Hartford workers’ compensation lawyers at Goff Law Group can provide valuable insights and representation for your workers’ compensation claim. We can help you pursue the benefits that you rightfully deserve. If you are having any issues with your workers’ compensation claim, including if your claim was denied, we highly recommended that you consult with a legal professional on how best to proceed.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Generally, workers’ compensation covers both work-related injuries and occupational illnesses. Work-related injuries can be either traumatic in nature or incurred over time as a result of repetitive motions. Generally speaking, traumatic injuries are those that result from one-time incidents and on-the-job accidents.
Workers’ compensation will cover traumatic injuries if:
- The injury suffered is not minor and requires medical attention
- The injury occurs within the scope of your job duties, even if you’re outside of the office
Occupational illnesses and cumulative injuries are diseases or injuries that develop over a long period of time. This includes:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome due to repetitive movements
- Overuse and overexertion injuries, such as strains
- Respiratory diseases due to work-related exposure to chemicals
- Asbestosis and mesothelioma due to work-related asbestos exposure
- Heat stroke or sunstroke due to prolonged exposure to heat or the sun
- Hearing loss due to unregulated noise levels in the workplace
If it can be shown that these ailments developed due to your working conditions, you may seek workers’ compensation benefits by filing a claim with your employer.
Is a Lawyer Required for Workers’ Compensation Cases?
On paper, the workers’ compensation benefits process is fairly straightforward. Because it operates on a no-fault system, injured employees only need to prove that their injuries were sustained during the course of their employment.
However, legitimate claims are often contested and denied without any seeming probable cause, leaving employees with a growing pile of medical bills and no foreseeable income. In such cases, it is highly recommended that you seek assistance from a Hartford workers’ compensation lawyer at Goff Law Group. We thoroughly understand the system and the process and can help you seek maximum compensation for your claim. Our team can represent you at your hearing, if necessary, and serve as your guide throughout the entire legal process.