Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, with a fatality rate that is twice the national average. In Connecticut, construction workers are 10 times more likely to be killed on the job than workers in other occupations.
There are a number of factors that contribute to the high rate of construction accidents, including:
If you are injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill on the job. Benefits from workers compensation coverage includes payment of medical expenses, lost wages, permanent impairments, mileage to and from the doctors, and death benefits.
To file a workers’ compensation claim in Connecticut, you must first report the accident to your employer. You must then file a claim with the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission by filing a Form 30C. The commission will investigate your claim and determine if you are entitled to benefits.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, it is important to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you file your claim, negotiate with your employer, present your case before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, and fight for the benefits you deserve.
At Tindall Law Firm, LLC, we represent employees with workers’ compensation claims and third-party negligence claims. Attorney Tavis Tindall has 26 years of legal experience in this area of the law, and is committed to fighting for the benefits and compensation injured workers deserve. Whether your claim was denied or you are in the application process, we can assist you. For a free consultation with a Waterbury workers’ compensation attorney, please call 203.755.0018 or contact us online.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe on a construction site:
By following these tips, you can help to reduce your risk of being injured in a construction accident, and help ensure if you are injured that you are able to properly process a workers’ comp claim.