Machine injuries can be particularly devastating because they can lead to physical and mental ailments, as well as a loss of consortium for your family members. The aftermath of a machine accident can impede one's ability to earn a living, which is why workers' compensation exists. Workers' compensation lawsuits occur when there is a dispute about the employer's liability for the injury, when the employer intentionally harms the employee, or when there is a third party involved in the workers' compensation case.
The Connecticut workers' compensation law is codified in the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act. Within that Act, Connecticut General Statute § 31-275 states that workers' compensation arises out of and in the course of one's employment. An employee is eligible for workers' compensation if (1) an accidental injury happened to an employee or if (2) the employee incurred an occupational disease that originatedunder the scope of his employment in the business or affairs of his employer. The injury must occur on the employer's premises, or elsewhere while engaging in an activity related to the scope of employment by the direction, express or implied, of the employer. The goal of Workers' Compensation is to pay for medical expenses related to the injury as well as compensate for lost wages and permanent disability.
Understanding the workers' compensation law can be difficult. The first step in determining whether a workers' compensation suit makes sense is to look at the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission website which has useful information on what exactly workers' compensation is all about. After this, contacting the right lawyer can make all the difference in winning a workers' compensation lawsuit.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of a construction site accident, contact the Law Offices of Paul Levin for a consultation. Our firm has handled numerous cases involving negligent and reckless employersand third parties, and we will work tirelessly to achieve justice for our clients. One recent case our firm handled was Barry Johnson vs. Stair Builders LLC. In this case, we filed suit against the employer whose reckless conduct in removing a safety mechanism on a saw led to the injury and ultimately secured a settlement of $480,000.We have the experience and resources necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call my office at 860-560-7226 or my private number after hours at 860-834-3333. If you prefer email, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.