If you suffer an injury on the job, we all know that you can file a workers' compensation claim to collect benefits while recovering, especially if you are forced to miss work. What happens if you need to miss work for a doctor's appointment? A Connecticut employer must cover the time you miss from work under the state's workers' compensation law.
This could mean that you can get paid for the time you spend in treatment, including therapy, doctor's visits, and other medical appointments.
We discuss this further in the article below. However, if you have specific questions about what is covered under workers' comp and if you need legal help, the team at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, has years of experience and can help you maximize your claims. Our CT workers’ comp lawyers are standing by.
Reimbursement For Time Off Work For Medical Treatment
If you are already receiving workers' compensation benefits, you will not be eligible for further reimbursement. If you're back at work and you are no longer receiving workers' comp benefits, but you're still receiving medical treatment for your injury, you can get paid for the time you missed from work. It is your company's responsibility to pay you for the time you missed. It also covers time spent getting to and from appointments.
Our law firm can assist you in requesting a hearing with the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission if your employer is refusing to compensate for your missed work.
Quick Tips To Follow If You Suffer An Injury at Work
- Notify your manager or employer right away: After an accident or the discovery of an occupational injury, you should notify your supervisor immediately.
In the event that you do not immediately inform your manager, you risk having your benefits decreased or even canceled. It is still important to inform your supervisor if you experience an injury, even if it does not necessitate medical attention or result in time missed from work.
- Seek medical attention: if you're sick or injured, you must agree to see the company-approved doctor or hospital first.
Assuming your company does not insist that you consult a specific medical practice or doctor, you are free to make your own healthcare decisions. Keep all paperwork, including receipts and reports, listen to your doctor's advice, and keep all scheduled follow-up appointments.
- File a Written Notice of Claim: notify the Workers' Compensation Commission in writing as soon as possible; in Connecticut, this is done by filing Form 30C. However, the Written Notice, Form 30C, must also be filed even though you had informed your employer of your injury.
- Retain a Workers' Comp Lawyer: many workers' compensation claims in Connecticut are denied, therefore it's important to consult a CT workers' compensation attorney when necessary. It's easy to get behind on payments after suffering a work-related injury and being denied benefits.
Have a Connecticut Workers' Compensation Case? Let Us Help
Following a work-related injury or sickness, a claim should be submitted in a timely manner. If you need help, we are here for you.
If you have any questions or concerns about your workers' compensation case or benefits, please contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law. We are well-equipped to assist you in achieving a successful resolution to your dispute. All around Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, we've assisted countless customers just like you.
Please contact us as soon as possible so that we can talk about your case and explore what choices you may have for moving forward.