What Types Of Workers' Compensation Benefits Are Available?

After being injured at work, the most pressing question on most people's minds is: "What types of workers' compensation benefits am I entitled to?"

At Jainchill & Beckert, LLC, in Plainville, our firm helps injured workers throughout Connecticut get the workers' comp benefits they are entitled to. Our attorneys will evaluate your claim and help you maximize your right to workers' compensation benefits.

What Benefits Am I Entitled To?

In Connecticut, injured workers are entitled to lost wages and medical benefits:

Wage Replacement

  • Temporary total disability (TTD) — If your injury prevents you from working, you are entitled to TTD, or a portion of your lost wages. The amount of your wage replacement benefit depends on when your injury occurred. Workers injured after July 1, 1993, are entitled to 75 percent of their average weekly wages.
  • Temporary Partial Disability and Wage Differential Benefits — If your injury prevents you from returning to your former job, but you are able work in a limited capacity, or can perform lesser-paying work, you may be entitled to additional lost wage benefits.
  • Permanent partial disability (PPD) — If your work injury left you with a permanent partial disability, you are entitled to weekly PPD payments to compensate you for your loss.
  • Monetary compensation may also be available for disfigurement or scarring in limited circumstances. Call and ask how.

If you are unable to return to your former position, you employer must transfer you to another position — if available — with tasks you can perform. You are also entitled to vocational rehabilitation, a program that will retrain you for other types of work.

Medical Benefits

All medical bills you incur while treating your injuries should be reimbursed by workers' compensation. This includes all out-of-pocket expenses for items such as prescription medicines and may even include gas mileage for travel to and from treatment. It should also cover any future medical expenses.

If your employer has a medical care plan that has been approved by the Workers' Compensation Commission, you must see one of the plan's approved doctors.

We Will Help You Get The Benefits You Are Entitled To

Navigating the workers' comp system on your own can be overwhelming. At Jainchill & Beckert, LLC, we are your workers' compensation partners.

Our lawyers will sit down with you, explain the workers' compensation system and answer any questions you have. We will never make you feel rushed or like your questions aren't important. If it is important to you, it is important to us.

For help obtaining workers' comp benefits, call 860-351-3552 or contact us online.