What to Know About Filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim

When you’re hurt on the job, one of the thoughts you’ll have is how does this impact my ability to provide for myself or my family. In order to start getting the benefits that you’re entitled to, you must follow the filing process. So here’s what you need to know about filing a workers’ compensation claim in Connecticut. When to File AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! You have up to 1 year to file your claim [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:12:53+00:00October 4th, 2017|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Workers’ Rehabilitation Service

What is it? Workers’ Rehabilitation Service (“WRS”) is a service dedicated to ensuring an injured worker returns to gainful employment. It provides the tools necessary for the employee to obtain a position that is physically appropriate. The Rehabilitation Coordinators have a master’s degree in counseling, and at least 7 years of professional experience in the field of counseling to be considered for hire. They act as the injured worker’s personal advocate. Is this a good [...]

By |2019-02-15T00:43:22+00:00September 5th, 2017|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Back Pay (Part 1)

So you were terminated or denied a promotion and you have good reason to believe it was due to discrimination. I get a lot of these calls. Your next move should be to create a comprehensive list of all the evidence that supports your case. It should include witness names, photographs, emails, and documents. In the song "Remedy," the Black Crowes asked, "Can I have some remedy?" In the employment discrimination context, what’s your legal remedy? Believe [...]

By |2019-02-15T00:46:40+00:00April 9th, 2016|Back Pay, Damages, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Remedies, Worker's Compensation|Comments Off on Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Back Pay (Part 1)

Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Emotional Distress (Part 3)

  Emotional distress is a type of damage that is intended to compensate you for the harm you suffered as a result of your employer’s action or inaction. Direct medical evidence is not necessary; however, you must support your claim with “competent evidence of genuine injury.” This can be done through your testimony as long as you offer specific facts as to the nature of the emotional distress and the causal connection to the employer’s [...]

By |2019-02-15T00:46:46+00:00April 9th, 2016|Damages, Emotional Distress, Employment Law, Remedies, Worker's Compensation|Comments Off on Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Emotional Distress (Part 3)

Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Front Pay (Part 2)

Front pay is available in employment discrimination cases when – despite reasonable efforts – you can’t find suitable employment, including reinstatement to the job that you were fired from. Courts have defined it as “the amount of money an employee would have made while working for the employer in the future, without the discrimination.” In 2009, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a 10-year front-pay award. That’s an extremely rare result. Trial judges, while [...]

By |2019-02-15T00:47:25+00:00March 1st, 2016|Damages, Employment Law, Front Pay, Personal Injury, Remedies, Worker's Compensation|Comments Off on Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Front Pay (Part 2)
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