If the workers' compensation system worked as it should, no one would need a lawyer. Every valid claim would be honored, and every injured worker with a valid claim would get all of the benefits he or she deserved. But the workers' compensation system is far from perfect. Injured workers are frequently denied the medical care, wage loss benefits and other benefits they are entitled to under Connecticut law. The only way to make sure that you receive all of the medical care and benefits you deserve is to speak with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer.
If your injury claim has been prematurely terminated or denied, or you believe that you have not been treated fairly by the insurance company or the workers' compensation system, call Cummings Law Firm at 203-754-7779 for a free consultation.
How We Can Help You
In a free consultation, attorney James Cummings can review your case and discuss your options.
These are some of the reasons why you should call Cummings Law Firm:
You have received notice that the insurance company plans to terminate your claim — Workers' compensation insurance companies want to keep their claim costs low. As a result, they often try to cut off medical care and benefits before injured workers have fully recovered.
- Your claim was denied — If we believe that you have a valid claim, we can file an appeal on your behalf, seeking to open a claim. We will then monitor your case so that you obtain all of the benefits you are entitled to.
- Problems with work comp doctor -- The doctor who performed your initial medical evaluation says you can go back to work, but you know something is wrong — Insurance companies direct injured workers to doctors (such as those affiliated with Concentra) for initial medical evaluations. These doctors tend to minimize the extent of injuries and the level of disability experienced by those they examine. Our law firm can help you obtain a second medical evaluation that objectively diagnoses your injury and describes your limitations, so that you can get the medical care and rehabilitation services you need.
- Prior Injury -- You have a prior injury that affects the status of your claim — A pre-existing injury (suffered either on the job or on your personal time) can greatly complicate a workers' compensation claim. We can navigate this maze on your behalf.
- Offered a Lump Sum -- The workers' compensation insurance company has offered you a lump sum settlement — Upon acceptance, this will terminate your claim. For some injured workers, accepting a lump sum settlement is advantageous. Others are better off declining the offer and continuing to receive workers' compensation benefits. We can help you make the decision that's right for you. Your accident was the fault of someone other than your employer or a co-employee — This opens the door to additional compensation for your pain and suffering, wage losses, and other damages. Our firm has experience in these types of third-party claims, and when representing you, we will seek maximum compensation from all possible sources.
- OSHA Violation -- Your accident was the result of an OSHA violation by your employer — Like a third-party claim, this could enable you to obtain additional compensation.
Free Consultation -- Contact a Lawyer Today
To schedule a no-obligation case evaluation, call Cummings Law Firm at 203-754-7779. Alternatively, you can contact us online, and we will respond promptly. With offices in Waterbury, we serve throughout New Haven, Danbury, New Britain, Torrington, Bridgeport and surrounding regions.