Thorough Understanding Of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Disability Benefits

When a work injury or illness prevents you from working, workers' compensation disability benefits provide a portion of your lost wages. You are also entitled to a financial award if you suffer permanent total disability and/or a disfiguring injury.

Getting the disability rating you need is the first step to obtaining sufficient disability benefits. Most workers need a workers' compensation lawyer to ensure that they get adequate benefits. At The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC, we help injured workers recover the benefits they need. This can be a complex issue, so it is best to work with an attorney. For a free consultation with a Connecticut workers' compensation disability benefits attorney, please call 888-350-3891.

Temporary And Permanent Disability Benefits

Wage replacement benefits are provided for employees who are temporarily or permanently disabled by an on-the-job injury or occupational disease. There are state minimum and maximum amounts for each disability rating:

  • Temporary total disability benefits are based on 75 percent of your average weekly wage for the 52 weeks prior to the injury.
  • Temporary partial disability benefits are based on a percentage of the difference between your average weekly wage for the job at the time of injury and your average weekly wage on light duty or at a job with lower pay.
  • Permanent partial disability benefits are granted when you suffer a permanent disability to part of your body. Benefits are based on the permanent partial disability rating issued by the treating doctor. You may also receive vocational rehabilitative job training benefits.

Additional benefits are available for workers who suffer certain types of permanent disfiguring injuries and scarring.

If your disability rating does not reflect the severity of your injury or illness, we can help you get the rating you need. This may require seeing a different doctor or providing additional medical evidence to the Workers' Compensation Commission.

Contact A Waterbury Workers' Comp Attorney

To schedule a free consultation, please call us in New Haven at 888-350-3891 or contact us online.