The Connecticut workers' compensation system is a no-fault insurance program. This means that when you suffer an on-the-job injury, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
But what if your injury was caused by a contractor, equipment supplier or another third-party? In this situation, you may be eligible for additional compensation from the third party for your wage losses, pain and suffering, and other losses, as well as workers' compensation benefits. Depending on circumstances, the compensation you receive from your third-party claim could far exceed the value of your workers' compensation benefits.
At Cummings Law Firm, we aggressively represent injured workers in both workers' compensation and third-party claims. We work hard to help our clients obtain all of the workers' compensation benefits they are entitled to, plus additional compensation from other parties responsible for our clients' injuries.
Call us today at 203-754-7779 for a free consultation with a lawyer. We serve in New Haven, Danbury, Waterbury and throughout the region.
We Can Handle Both Claims
Workplace injury cases involving both a workers' compensation claim and a third-party claim present some complex legal issues. A mistake made in one claim can make it difficult if not impossible to succeed in the other claim.
Attorney James Cummings has years of experience handling workers' compensation claims and personal injury claims against liable parties. He understands the many complicating factors governing workers' compensation claims and those against third parties, and how to navigate both the workers' compensation system and the civil litigation process.
Because both of your claims will be handled by the same law firm, it reduces the possibility of error. There are also cost efficiencies to be gained, particularly in the collection of medical evidence.
Seeking Maximum Compensation From All Sources
When representing you, Cummings Law Firm will protect your rights and seek the best possible result for you. We want to help you get all of the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to, plus maximum compensation from your third-party claim.