Workers' compensation law requires employers to carry insurance to pay for medical treatment for employees who are injured on the job. If a workplace injury keeps you from working for a period of time, you should file a workers' comp claim for temporary disability benefits. Under Connecticut law, these benefits may be for either a temporary partial disability or a temporary total disability. A temporary partial disability is one that affects one or more body parts. A temporary total disability affects the ability to work at all.
At Jacobs & Jacobs, our attorneys know how important it is for your workers’ compensation claim for disability benefits to succeed. We know you can become stressed because of a lack of income after getting hurt on the job.
Our lawyers are committed to guiding you through the often-complicated workers' compensation application process. Call us at 203-777-2300 to discuss your workers’ compensation claim.
How Jacobs & Jacobs Handles Temporary Disability Claims
We know that adjusters for insurance companies frequently try to deny workers' claims for benefits or delay paying out on claims.
Insurance adjusters may contend, for example, that the medical records do not support a disability claim. Our attorneys have the experience and the advocacy skills to anticipate such tactics and push back effectively against them.
Even if the insurance company acts fairly, our attorneys can provide useful counsel on the types of workers' compensation benefits you may be eligible for. These benefits include:
- Medical benefits
- Lost wage benefits
- Disability benefits (temporary or permanent)
- Benefits upon relapse or recurrence of injury
- Vocational rehabilitation
Even a short-term disability can be a matter of real concern to you. No matter how severe your disability, our attorneys can explain your rights and walk with you step-by-step through the application process. We will help you avoid mistakes and delays that can keep you from getting the benefits you need.
Defending your interests is especially critical if your disability has become permanent. Even if you are still able to work, you could receive permanent partial disability benefits. If you are not able to work at all due to your injury, you may be eligible not only for workers' compensation, but also for the Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program.
Workers’ compensation claims can become complicated and are best resolved with the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Contact us today at 203-777-2300 to learn more about how we can help you get the benefits you deserve after becoming disabled—either temporarily or permanently—by a work-related injury or illness.