New Haven Workplace Injuries Lawyers
The state of Connecticut provides a thorough system of workers’ compensation insurance that is intended to provide financial assistance for a worker who has suffered an injury on the job. A worker injured on the job may even be told, “You don’t need a lawyer. Just file a workers’ comp claim.”
However, getting the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve can be a frustrating experience. At the New Haven law offices of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we take the weight off our clients’ shoulders by handling all aspects of their workers’ compensation claims and any related personal injury lawsuits.
Serving injured people since 1988, we handle many different types of accidents and injuries that occur in workplaces throughout Connecticut:
- Industrial and factory accidents
- Construction accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Heart and hypertension claims for police and firefighters
- Repetitive trauma injuries
- Low back injuries
- Pre-existing conditions
- Injuries from falls
- Shoulder and knee injuries
Workers’ Compensation In Connecticut
The Connecticut workers’ compensation system prohibits an employee from filing a private lawsuit against his or her employer to seek financial compensation after a workplace accident. However, it is still a good idea to consult an attorney after a workplace injury for one of several reasons:
- If you experience problems with the workers’ compensation insurance company — for example, if you are refused workers’ compensation or are ordered back to work before your doctor declares you fit — then you have a right to independent legal representation.
- Police officers and firefighters with workers’ compensation claims based on heart illness or hypertension may need the help of an experienced advocate to guide them through this complex system of compensation specific to peace officers and firefighters.
- If your work-related injury involved a motor vehicle accident, then you have the right to file a private lawsuit against the negligent driver of the vehicle, even if the driver was also an employee of your company.
- If the accident that caused your injury may have been caused — even in part — by another person or a defective product that is unassociated with your employer, then you may have the legal right to bring a lawsuit against the third party to demand additional compensation for your injuries. These types of third-party lawsuits are especially common in construction site accidents, where equipment failure may be partly to blame for the accident and resulting injuries.
- If you are claiming both workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance, you may need an attorney who can handle both claims at once to make sure you obtain the highest possible benefits from each system without running afoul of the various rules and regulations.
Contact A New Haven Workplace Injuries Attorney
To schedule your free initial consultation with us, contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., and speak with one of our representatives.