Obtaining Compensation After A Workplace Injury
If you have been injured on the job, you need compensation to help pay for your recovery, including medical bills and lost income. But if you’re not able to work, how will you pay those bills? The answer is workers’ compensation.
Sometimes, people misunderstand what workers’ compensation is, and they believe that by filing a claim, they are suing their employer. This is not true. Workers’ compensation comes from insurance payments that your employer has already made. Workers’ compensation insurance is intended to help workers access the compensation they need without having to file a lawsuit.
More Than 35 Years Of Experience Helping Workers
The legal process for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be difficult and littered with roadblocks. But at Jones, Damia, Kaufman & DePaul, LLC, Guy L. DePaul has been helping clients recover compensation for workplace injuries for more than 35 years. Guy understands how the process works and will walk you through every step to help you receive full and fair compensation. Guy knows that a denied claim isn’t necessarily the end of the road; often, it’s just the beginning. He can help you navigate the deadlines and appeals process and assist you in accessing the medical specialists you need to build the strongest possible claim.
Guy L. DePaul is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in Connecticut. Other attorneys refer their cases to Guy, and he has a strong reputation for success with cases before the Workers’ Compensation Commission. He is also on the executive committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Third-Party Liability Claims
In some work-related cases, there may be someone other than your employer who was responsible for the injury. Maybe it was a manufacturer of a tool you use for work that backfired, a vendor who made an error that caused the accident or someone else entirely. As long as the person responsible for the accident was not your supervisor or another co-worker, we could bring a claim against that person or business to get you adequate compensation. This also applies if you were involved in a motor vehicle collision and injured while working. You may have both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim.
A third-party claim is basically a personal injury lawsuit, similar to an auto accident claim, and can be filed in addition to a workers’ compensation claim.
Get The Help You Need
The process of obtaining benefits or compensation can be challenging, but we can help you. Call our firm at 203-539-1940 in Connecticut or email us today. We provide legal assistance in English, Spanish and Portuguese.