NEW HAVEN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY
DO YOU KNOW YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RIGHTS?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. If you are injured on the job — in a fluke accident or even through your own carelessness — you are entitled to medical care and wage benefits. But what if you encounter problems with your claim? What if someone else’s negligence caused your work accident?
This is where experienced legal representation counts. If you suffered a work-related injury, contact the LoRicco Law Firm. We have a long history of asserting the rights of the injured up and down the Connecticut Shoreline, including:
- We will make sure you receive all applicable benefits, correctly calculated.
- We will intervene if your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance carrier denies your claim or tries to terminate your benefits.
- We can negotiate a settlement of your permanent disability or partial disability claims.
- We will explore potential third-party lawsuits above and beyond workers’ compensation.
WORK INJURY CLAIMS IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Our firm represents construction workers, health care workers, police and corrections personnel, truck drivers and employees in any occupation. It does not matter how you were injured — a fall, a machinery accident, a vehicle collision, or while lifting something heavy — as long as you were on duty or functioning in a work-related capacity.
Your employer (through workers’ compensation insurance) must pay for all associated medical treatment, including surgery and medical equipment. You should receive weekly checks while you are off the job to replace your lost wages. If you have a permanent impairment, you are entitled to disability benefits.
Spouses and dependent children under age 18 can also receive survivor benefits for a work-related death.
DO YOU HAVE CLAIMS BEYOND WORKERS’ COMP?
In addition to workers’ compensation, you may be able to sue third parties outside of your chain of employment. For example, a driver, a property owner or an equipment manufacturer may be held accountable if one of its employees is responsible for your work-related injury. Our personal injury lawyers excel in identifying these parties and holding them accountable.
Get legal help as soon as you can after a workplace injury. The LoRicco Law firm provides a free consultation, including home and hospital visits. Please contact our firm to schedule a meeting. We will come to your home or hospital as well as on weekends and evenings to discuss your injuries.