Workplace injuries can be, and frequently are, disabling. And injuries that occur along one's arm — damage to one's hand, for example, or one's elbow or shoulder — are among the most debilitating. Many victims find that their motor control is impaired. Others are rendered unable to lift even the lightest of objects. For a great number of workers in Connecticut, this makes it impossible to return to their jobs.
If you have suffered an injury while on the job, you may qualify for workers' compensation. Simply put, workers' compensation is a powerful means for individuals to obtain financial relief for medical bills, lost wages and related concerns. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to obtain. Employers and insurance companies frequently challenge workers' injury claims, and do what they can to pay as little as possible.
We can assist. At Cummings Law Firm, we understand how to assert the rights and interests of injured workers and help them get the compensation they need. Attorney James Cummings has more than 30 years of experience serving individuals in New Haven, Waterbury and throughout the state. He stands ready to serve you, too.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
The workers' compensation program in Connecticut, like that in most states, has limited the amount of financial relief one can receive for certain injuries. A serious foot injury, for example, will usually be worth a bit less than a serious hand injury — indeed, the full use of one's hand is rightly considered among a worker's most valuable gifts.
With this in mind, it is important to work with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who understands the full worth of your claim. Moreover, depending on the circumstances of your injury, a lawyer may be able to pursue additional compensation through a third-party claim filing, thereby maximizing the financial relief you're able to obtain.
Get Started Today
To learn more about workers' compensation, or to begin assembling your claim, reach out to our firm. You can call us at 203-754-7779 or schedule an appointment online. Initial consultations are free, allowing us to assess your case and inform you of the likely outcomes before you're obliged to pay.