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Workers’ Compensation Firm Fights for Injured Employees in Connecticut

Assertive attorneys seek benefits for workers hurt on the job in the Cheshire area

When you become injured or ill during the normal course of your employment, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Most employers are mandated by state law to carry this no-fault insurance program, which provides employees with benefits that cover medical costs, lost wages, and rehabilitation expenses when an on-the-job injury prevents them from performing their normal work duties. The experienced attorneys at Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher & Grippe LLC work tirelessly to help workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained on the job by assisting with applications and appealing denials. We are committed to getting you the payments you need when you need them.

Results-oriented Connecticut workers’ comp lawyers press for the benefits you’re entitled to

While workers’ compensation benefits are provided by employers’ insurance companies, those benefits are mandated by state law, with some exceptions that may depend on the company’s size, type of business, and work done by employees. While benefits vary by jurisdiction, they most often cover:

  • Medical, hospital and rehabilitation expenses
  • A percentage of lost wages
  • Compensation for permanent disability
  • Costs of retraining
  • Dependents’ recovery for a worker’s death

It’s important to notify your employer as soon as possible after you’ve sustained an on-the-job injury. Neglecting to do so could affect your ability to claim the benefits you deserve.

Tenacious advocates assist with your workers’ compensation appeal

The companies who underwrite workers’ comp policies are like all insurance carriers: their goal is to limit liability and pay as little as possible in claim benefits. That’s why it’s essential you’re represented by an experienced workers’ comp attorney who knows the laws governing workers’ comp in Connecticut and can help you appeal a denied claim for workers’ comp. You have a limited time to appeal the decision, so it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. We will investigate the reasons for your denial and guide you through the often complicated process of appealing the decision, which may involve appearing with you at hearings before the state’s workers’ compensation board.

Knowledgeable counselors advise on third-party claims

If you are eligible for benefits under the workers’ compensation system, you cannot file a separate negligence action against your employer. Workers’ compensation coverage reimburses victims for medical costs, lost wages and rehabilitation expenses. It does not pay for other types of damages available in personal injury actions, such as compensation for pain and suffering. When you believe that someone besides your employer bears some fault for your work-related injury, such as the manufacturer in a defective product case, we can advise whether you may have a third-party claim that will allow you to seek damages in addition to your workers’ comp benefits by holding the negligent party accountable.

Contact aggressive Connecticut workers’ compensation attorneys

Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher & Grippe LLC in Cheshire helps employees throughout Connecticut file workers’ comp claims and appeal workers’ comp denials so they can access the benefits they need. To schedule a consultation, call us at 203-272-1157 or contact us online.

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    5.0/5.0

    When unfortunate life circumstances warrant the need for a personal injury attorney, three 'c' attributes are needed - compassion, competence and communication. Karen was all three. She traveled to the rehab facility to gather facts, was genuine and...

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    5.0/5.0

    Attorney Grippe is an excellent advocate on behalf of his clients whose legal knowledge and litigation experience sets him apart from his peers

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    5.0/5.0

    Top-notch lawyer

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    5.0/5.0

    This attorney has appeared before me a number of times over the years. He has always been thoroughly prepared, and knew every aspect of his case. I view him as an attorney of great intergrity. He has always conducted himself in accord with the hig...

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    5.0/5.0

    I have known and dealt with Mr. Deganis for over 15 years and he has always been an extremely skilled trial attorney with impeccable ethics.

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