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When Should I Hire A Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

After suffering a work-related injury, the last thing you want to deal with is Connecticut's cumbersome workers' compensation process. Unfortunately, it is something you simply have to do in order to obtain the benefits you need to provide for your medical expenses and cover your lost earnings.

The Question

It is not a question of whether you need to hire a workers' compensation lawyer — the benefits are clear — it is a question of when you should hire a workers' compensation lawyer to guide you through the process and protect your interests.

The Answer

It depends.

Every situation is different. In almost all cases, the first step after a workplace injury is to seek medical attention and notify your supervisor of your injury. After all, making sure you get better and recover as fully as possible is the goal. Seeking medical treatment helps to create a record of your injury that can be helpful as you pursue workers' compensation benefits.

Once these steps have been accomplished, it's time to start looking for the help of an experienced workers' compensation attorney.


In the days and weeks following, it is not uncommon for employers to provide subtle hints that it's time to wrap things up and come back to work. Even worse, their insurance company may steer you in the direction of company-friendly doctors or even deny your claim. After all, they didn't get rich by writing out checks for injured workers.

Protect Your Benefits

To protect the full value of your claim and maximize your benefits, you can turn to attorney James Cummings in Waterbury and surrounding communities. He brings more than 30 years of experience to the workers' compensation claims of Connecticut workers.

Contact us today for a free consultation with an attorney who will be at your side, on your side, every step of the way. This stands in stark contrast to firms that shuffle injured workers between inexperienced paralegals.

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We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.