If you are an employee and have been injured or become ill as a result of the work that you do for a living, the law says that you are entitled to receive certain benefits via the workers' compensation system. Unfortunately, most injured workers get their information about the law directly from their employers — people who, for whatever reason, may not be the best sources for information on this topic.
For honest and direct answers to your questions about workers' compensation benefits or to find out how our experience can help you to make your claim, contact Stamford workers' compensation attorney John LaCava today.
Dedication and Experience That Works
At the Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC, we represent clients from all walks of life — office clerks, construction workers, nurses and truck drivers included — and help them to obtain the workers' compensation benefits they are entitled to. Common workers' injuries that we see include:
- Eye injury and vision loss
- Amputation of fingers, arms, etc.
- Spinal fractures
- Repetitive trauma injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Rotator cuff/shoulder injuries
- Herniated disks
Who pays for your medical bills and lost wages? Generally, claims will be accepted and paid, or else rejected, by your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier. Damages that you may be eligible to receive include payments for 100 percent of your medical expenses related to the injury, 75 percent of your weekly net pay (up to specified limits), permanent partial disabilities, permanent total disability, job retraining, and in the most serious cases, survivors' death benefits.
You should also know that if your employer does not carry workers' comp insurance and was negligent in causing the accident, you can bring a civil suit against your employer to recover fair, just, and reasonable compensation for your work-related injuries. Likewise, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of someone other than a co-employee or your employer, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against him or her as well.
Compassionate Norwalk Job Injury Lawyers
What you will find that our firm is a friendly and professional office environment where the entire staff is helpful and where we do our best to provide you with honest answers and information that will empower you to make good legal decisions concerning your case.
Helping Put Lives Back Together for More Than 25 years
We can help you, too.
Our main offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut, but you can reach us at any of our three convenient Fairfield County locations by calling 877-293-6717 or by contacting u online with a brief description of your situation. You can speak with a lawyer directly about your case. Initial consultations are always provided free of charge and appointments can be made for evenings, weekends and off-site locations.
You will pay no fees or costs unless we recover compensation in your case.