According to Forbes, nearly 20 percent of the American workforce is made up of independent contractors and subcontractors.* The same magazine notes that nearly 100 percent of job growth over the last decade can be attributed to the rise in contractors and temp workers. Such statistics are indicative of the American spirit: We are self-starters ready to seize opportunities when they arise.
Matters get complicated, however, when contract workers suffer injuries while on the job. In some cases, they are covered by workers' compensation — but not all the time. And nearly everyone is quick to point fingers. Employers often assert that the contractors they hire are responsible for themselves, while the workers argue they are owed protection from the businesses and individuals that engage them. Simply put, situations involving injured contract workers are some of the most complex in the legal field.
With this in mind, Cummings Law Firm is uniquely prepared to offer assistance to injured contract workers. Attorney James Cummings has more than 30 years of experience helping injury victims from all sectors. He commands an understanding of the law that enables him to determine the party liable for an individual's injuries, and will pursue compensation and justice aggressively for those he represents.
Pursuing Financial Relief For All Your Concerns
Our firm is skilled in pursuing — and obtaining — compensation for a full range of concerns, including:
- Hospital bills
- Doctors' fees
- Prescription costs
- Costs associated with ongoing care
- Lost wages
- Costs for employment retraining
Such considerations are crucial for those trying to succeed in the American workplace.
We're Ready To Fight On Your Behalf
Connecticut recognizes that employees are entitled to workers' compensation benefits in the event of an injury. But the exact definition of what an employee is continues to shift as our economy evolves.
Serving in New Haven, Waterbury and throughout the state, Cummings Law Firm offers free consultations to injured subcontractors and independent contractors. We will assess your case, listen to your concerns, and inform you of how matters are likely to proceed — before you're obliged to retain us.