Have you been injured on the job in Connecticut? Are you looking to learn more about Connecticut workers’ compensation laws in order to determine whether or not you are eligible? Our Hartford law firm has assisted numerous injured workers in the state to obtain just compensation while they heal from their injuries, and we can do the same for you. Below you will find frequently asked questions to determine if you are eligible for workers’ comp in Connecticut.
Who is eligible to receive Connecticut workers’ compensation?
You may be eligible for workers’ compensation payments in Connecticut if you:
- Are injured while on the job
- Exacerbate a pre-existing injury while on the job
- Experience a work-related disease
Cases in which you have been injured while on a business trip, or were away from work on a break, such as a lunch break, may or may not qualify for workers’ compensation and should be evaluated on a case by case basis by one of our Hartford workers’ comp attorneys.
In Connecticut, is it possible to receive payments if i have been hurt while volunteering?
If you were injured while volunteering in the state of Connecticut you may be entitled to workers’ compensation payments if you were volunteering in the role of emergency response personnel, such as a firefighter, paramedic, or special school police.
My injury was the result of a mistake that I made. Does this disqualify me from compensation?
Under Connecticut law, when you have been injured on the job you may be eligible for workers’ compensation, even in cases in which you believe that your injury was a result of an accident you caused or a mistake that you made. In order to review your case and give you more details about your workers’ compensation eligibility, contact our office to speak to a Hartford workers’ comp attorney today.
Am I eligible for workers’ compensation even if I was injured while on company business travel or while driving for work?
Connecticut workers’ compensation laws cover you even if you are not in your physical workplace at the time that your injury occurs. If you are traveling for work or driving at the time you sustained your injury, you may still file a claim.
Am I eligible for workers’ compensation if I was injured during my lunch break?
If you were injured during your lunch break you may or may not be eligible for compensation, depending on whether or not you were performing job related duties at that time. Contact our office immediately to discuss your case and get more details.
Am I eligible for workers’ comp in Connecticut if I aggravated an existing injury while on the job?
You may be eligible for workers’ compensation if you aggravated an existing injury while on the job. Our attorneys will help you determine if your injuries are work-related and whether or not you can claim workers’ compensation for of them.
Am I eligible for workers’ comp in Connecticut if I was working at home when I got injured?
If your employer approved your work from home arrangement, and you were injured while carrying out company business, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
All of your questions surrounding workers’ compensation benefit payouts in the state of Connecticut can be answered by one of our experienced attorneys. If you have questions about your potential workers’ compensation case contact us at the Law Offices of Andrew J. Cates, LLC at (800) 330-4988 or (860) 522-7044, or contact us online for a free phone consultation.