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Do you understand the basics of workers' compensation?

Connecticut readers know that workers' compensation exists for the purpose of supporting men and women who suffer injuries in the workplace. It can also support individuals who become ill due to occupational exposure. If you are an employee, it is beneficial to know about your rights in the event of a workplace accident.

After an accident at work, you may find yourself dealing with expensive medical bills, painful injuries and other harmful effects from your accident. Even a minor work accident can take a costly toll on your life. It can be difficult to obtain the benefits you need, so you may find it beneficial to fully understand your rights.

The information you need

Many employees do not understand what workers' compensation does and what they can expect in the event of a work accident. Understanding the following information may help you as you pursue a full recovery after a work accident:

  • The purpose of workers' compensation is to allow you the opportunity to seek appropriate recovery without the need for litigation against your employer.
  • Under workers' comp systems, workers have the right to make claims for work injuries, while employers generally have protection against litigation.
  • Workers' compensation benefits can actually cover a preexisting condition if the applicant's job made the injury worse.
  • An employer cannot fire an employee or retaliate against an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim.
  • Injuries suffered at work-related events, such as company picnics, could be grounds for a workers' compensation claim.

Many workers find it beneficial to secure guidance when seeking compensation through this type of claim. The process of seeking and securing appropriate financial support is not always easy, and some applicants find themselves dealing with setbacks and frustrations.

Shielding your interests after a work accident

As an injured employee, it is beneficial to know your rights and know what to do in the event of a work accident. When it comes to your recovery, you do not want to take chances, and you may find it helpful to have help as you navigate the post-accident process.

Insurance companies and employers do not always have your best interests in mind. You could have the right to seek coverage of your medical bills, recovery of a portion of your lost wages and other types of support. An evaluation of your case can help you understand what benefits you could receive through a workers' comp claim. 

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