Experience, Compassion, Results

Experiencia, compasión, resultados

Experience, Compassion, Results

Experiencia, compasión, resultados

Were You Injured in a Workplace Accident?

 

When a worker is hurt in the course of employment, the person is entitled to make a claim under workers’ compensation laws. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C. have a long history of fighting for the rights of workers and of maximizing the recoveries for their injuries from all available sources. Our firm has been recognized as a leader in workers’ compensation throughout the state of Connecticut.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits May Be Available

Most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage. The injured worker is able to make a claim for payment of medical expenses and can also receive partial payment for lost time from work. The coverage provides for both temporary and permanent disability benefits. For most workplace accidents, workers’ compensation insurance provides the sole means of recovery. However, when the accident is caused by the fault of someone other than the employer or a fellow employee, the injured worker may have a right to sue in court.

If you are a uniformed member of a paid municipal fire department or a regular member of a paid municipal police department who was hired before July 1, 1996, you may qualify for benefits under Connecticut’s Heart & Hypertension Act (C.G.S. Sec. 7-433c). Please refer to the information under workplace injuries common questions with regard to the Heart & Hypertension Act.

PTSD Benefits for Certain First Responders

A new law in Connecticut, which became effective on July 1, 2019, allows police officers, firefighters and parole officers to apply for certain workers’ compensation benefits if they are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing a distressing event in the line of duty.

Previously, such first responders were permitted to file a workers’ compensation claim for a mental health injury only when it was accompanied by a physical injury. The new law expands that coverage to such employees who have experienced one of the following: witnessing the death of a person; witnessing an injury that causes the death of a person shortly thereafter; treating an injured person who dies shortly thereafter; carrying an injured person who dies shortly thereafter; viewing a deceased minor; and witnessing an incident that causes a person to lose a body part, to suffer a loss of function or that results in permanent disfigurement. This legislation also mandates a study of possible further expansion of such benefits to include other emergency medical responders.

Learn More About Your Rights

It’s important that you get help after your injury at work. Please contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C. to evaluate your case. We’ll help you determine if it’s in your best interest to sue your employer for your injury and guide you through what to expect with your injury lawsuit in Connecticut. Call 203-212-9075 or contact us online to get started.

Advocating for Slip-and-Fall Victims

The world can be a dangerous place, even more so when individuals and companies fail to make sure that premises are safe. If you are facing a difficult situation due to a fall or inadequate security, it is in your best interest to have your potential case evaluated by a personal injury lawyer.

At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., we handle all types of premises liability cases in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut. Combining extensive legal expertise with a commitment to achieving justice for injury victims and their families, we skillfully handle premises liability claims involving:

  • Injuries from falls, including in parking lots and retail stores
  • Security problems, including lack of security cameras and poor lighting
  • Dog bites and animal attacks

We Can Help You Navigate the Legal Process

You have likely heard that cases involving slips and falls can be difficult and that there’s no guarantee that you will be able to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. This is true. But it is important to understand your rights so that you can achieve the best possible outcome in your situation. We encourage you to get in touch with our firm so that we can examine your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim. Don’t say no to yourself before speaking with an attorney.

We Know How to Hold Property Owners Accountable

Businesses and property owners do not have to guarantee that people will not fall on their property. What they must do is take reasonable steps to protect people who they have invited onto the property. For example, if a store is going to make money off of customers’ purchases, the store should be safe for the customer to walk through. If the store or business knows about a dangerous condition on the property, it should fix it.

We have represented many people over the years who have been hurt in falls, including clients who:

  • Fell in a parking lot that was filled with holes and suffered a leg fracture
  • Fell in a pharmacy on a rainy day because the store did not put out mats in the entrance way, and our client suffered terrible leg injuries
  • Slipped and fell on ice and suffered an arm fracture because the store manager who had been told about the ice did not put any ice melt down until after our client fell

There are many more examples, including dim lighting, changes in flooring, exposed electrical cords and liquid spills. However, all of the examples above include businesses not doing the right thing. Part of running a business is running it correctly, and we can help reinforce that message on your behalf.

You Do Not Have to Choose Between Your Rights and Your Family

Situations like dog bites and lax security are why people carry homeowner’s insurance for protection. Rather than being up to your neck in medical bills and suffering in order to protect a loved one from making a claim, it is important to realize that you can collect much-needed compensation without harming his or her personal finances. We can help you understand your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Do you have a case? We are here to help. To learn more about your rights, call 203-212-9075 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do after being injured at work?

A. Immediately report the injury to your employer and seek medical treatment from the provider designated by your employer. 

Can I change physicians?

A. An injured employee may be able to change their physician if they are unhappy with their current medical treatment. To try and change your physician, you can get a referral to a different doctor from your current attending physician and obtain approval from your workers’ compensation insurance. Another option is to write to the Workers’ Compensation Commissioner in your district to try and have them approve of your new physician or to obtain an information hearing to discuss the matter further. 

Will I receive medical bills for my care after a work-related injury?

A. No. All medical bills for your workplace injury or illness should be covered and paid by your workers’ compensation provider.