Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in New Haven
The workers' compensation system was intended to provide workers with immediate benefits when injured in the workplace. The idea seemed simple enough: if injured in the course and scope of employment, a worker is entitled to receive benefits to compensate him or her for lost time from work, permanent injury, and medical expenses; and all of these benefits would be paid regardless of who is at fault for the accident causing the injury.
With the need to prove "fault" removed from the equation, the thought was that the typical impediments that drag out claims brought within a fault-based system would be removed. The intended result would be that workers' compensation benefits would and should be paid in a streamlined, noncontroversial way, without the need to hire an attorney.
However, as in many instances in life, "the best-laid plans of mice and men" often go awry. As it turns out, workers' compensation claims are generally fraught with many issues, including:
- Whether proper notice of the injury was given
- The extent and nature of the injury
- Whether, or to what extent, the injury occurred at work
- The extent to which the injury has rendered a worker totally or partially disabled, or left the worker with a permanent impairment
- What medical care for the injury will be covered in the claim
Because these issues often do tum out to be complicated and controversial, injured workers frequently face denial of their claims, or refusal of the workers' compensation insurance company to pay the weekly benefit or to authorize medical care. Many times, this denial or refusal to pay benefits occurs when the injured worker cannot work because of the injury, leaving the worker without income and wondering how his or her bills will be paid. For these reasons, having an experienced attorney assist you with your claim can be crucial. Our law firm has over 30 years of experience in assisting clients with their workers' compensation claims.
How Is EA Law Different From the Others?
Our law firm can help you overcome these and the many other anguishing issues you may face when injured in an accident. Together, we can help you re-establish your foothold, get you back on top, and bring your claim or case to a successful resolution.
Why EA Law?
New Haven is our home as it is yours. We have the experience and the know-how to get things done and win for you. Contact the Law Offices of Esposito & Annunziata today!
Contact Esposito & Annunziata for a free initial consultation about your case. We will do everything in our power to help you make the best decision.