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New Haven Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

The New Haven workers’ compensation attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represent individuals who were hurt while on the job in Connecticut. We fight to protect workers and their families, and we work hard to make sure you get the benefits you are owed as an employee. You may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

The Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) states that it administers state workers’ compensation laws with “the ultimate goal of ensuring that workers injured on the job receive prompt payment of lost work time benefits and attendant medical expenses.” Unfortunately, many people entitled to workers’ compensation benefits end up having their claims denied.

The attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can assist you in proving your injury and disability so you can recover all of the benefits you are entitled to. We can also identify any other possibly liable parties that may be able to provide additional damages to your workers’ compensation benefits.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers works tirelessly for injury victims. Call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 if you live outside Connecticut to have our attorneys review your case and discuss all of your legal options during a free consultation.

Do I Need A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

You can handle a workers’ compensation claim by yourself, but any mistakes or oversights you make will ultimately cost you time. You can end up delaying receiving any benefits by several months, possibly years. When you work with an attorney, they will immediately be able to investigate the accident that caused your injury. Your employer may be immune from civil lawsuits under state workers’ compensation laws, but other negligent parties are not.

Remember, workers’ compensation benefits are just a fraction of a person’s weekly earnings. Additional legal action can be extremely beneficial for victims that may not be receiving enough help under workers’ compensation alone. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understands the variety of immediate and long-term concerns people face after workplace injuries. Our firm can help you achieve the most favorable possible outcome to your case that provides you with all of the benefits you need and deserve.

Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?

Jonathan Perkins has over three decades of legal experience and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have more than 140 years of combined legal experience and received the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015.

Mr. Perkins is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut as well as state courts in Connecticut and New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and New Haven County Bar Association.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of injured people and their families across Connecticut. We can visit you in person in your hospital room or home should you be unable to come to our office.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Cases We Handle

Workers’ compensation is intended to be the exclusive remedy, meaning employees cannot sue employers who have workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation can include different kinds of benefits, including:

  • Medical Treatment — An employer can designate a medical facility for the initial treatment of an injury or illness, but the employee always chooses the attending physician.
  • Temporary Total Disability — An employee who is totally disabled from a work-related injury or illness can receive a benefit rate of 75 percent of their after-tax-and-Social-Security average weekly wage, based upon the wages they earned.
  • Temporary Partial Disability — An employee who can perform some kind of work, but not the same type of work or the same number of hours they worked before their injury can receive 75 percent of the after-tax-and-Social-Security difference between the amount they are currently earning and the amount they would have been earning had they not been injured.
  • Permanent Partial Disability — An employee can receive these benefits if they suffered a permanent, partial loss of use of a body part(s) because of their work-related injury. The specific body part that was injured, the attending physician’s determination of the percentage of that body part that has been disabled, and the employee’s basic compensation rate determine awards in these cases.
  • Relapse or Recurrence — An employee who suffers a relapse or recurrence of an original injury or illness can be entitled to benefits for the period of relapse, and the compensation is the employee’s basic compensation rate at the time of the original injury or illness or their new rate based on their salary at the time of the recurrence, whichever is higher.

Additional types of benefits include discretionary benefits and job retraining.

Discretionary benefits may be granted to some people after they have been paid all of their Permanent Partial Disability. The Workers’ Compensation Act also provides for vocational rehabilitation for employees who cannot return to the type of work which caused their injury or illness and some employees may be eligible for job re-training from the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Rehabilitation Services.

Workers’ Compensation Statistics

According to the 2014-2015 Annual Report of the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the fiscal year 2015 involved 57,472 injuries or illnesses and 28 fatalities. The commission reported 45,330 informal hearings, 702 formal hearings, and 7,849 pre-formal hearings.

These cases resulted in 21,644 voluntary agreements. Results also included 7,240 stipulations, 1,976 awards, and 138 dismissals.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that more than 36,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among Connecticut’s private industry employers in 2015. The state’s incidence rate of 3.2 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers was higher than the national rate of 3.0.

Of Connecticut’s 36,300 private industry injury and illness cases, 20,900 were classified as DART cases, or cases of a more severe nature, involving days away from work, job transfer, or restriction. According to BLS, approximately 67 percent of the DART cases in Connecticut were incidents that resulted in at least one day away from work, compared to 57.4 percent nationally.

Contact a New Haven Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in the job in Connecticut, make sure you retain legal counsel for help with your workers’ compensation claim. Contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today.

Our firm will fight to help you recover all of the compensation you are entitled to. Call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 if you live outside Connecticut, or contact us to have our attorneys provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free consultation.

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Our Results
  • $2.3 Million

    For the family of a man killed in a traffic accident.

  • $2.1 Million

    For a Brazilian woman who fell off her bicycle, severely injuring her head.

  • $1.5 Million

    Awarded for an infant who died while at a daycare facility

  • $850 THOUSAND

    For the family of an 83 year old man who died after being in an auto accident.

Our Attorneys
  • Johnathan Perkins

    Jonathan Perkins

  • Wendy Kowarik

    Wendi Kowarik

  • Jeff Lynch

    Jeffrey Lynch

  • Kevin Blake

    Kevin Blake

  • Scott Burg

    Scott Burg

  • Robert McCarthy

    Robert McCarthy

  • Joshua Baum

    Joshua Baum


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