Workers’ Compensation

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The following information is excerpted from the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission website, http://wcc.state.ct.us/index.html.

What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ Compensation is a disability insurance program mandated by the state of Connecticut and funded by employer contributions. The main premise of the Workers’ Compensation Act is to provide wage replacement and other benefits, as well as medical treatment, for those employees who have been injured, disabled, or killed while performing their jobs. In most cases, such employees are only eligible for benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act and are prohibited from suing their employers for benefits.

Workers’ compensation benefits include:

Who is Eligible?

Employees who are injured on the job and whose employer is required to provide Workers’ Comp insurance for its employees.

How to Apply:

Contact the district office of the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission

For additional resources, see the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries website page: Connecticut Law About Workers’ Compensation, http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/law/workerscomp.htm

To Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database: Search by service name: Workers Compensation.

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SOURCE: State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission website
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2017