The Law Office of Lori M. Comforti provides competent and caring representation to injured workers, including casino workers. We are fully aware of the tremendous stress experienced by injured workers whose health and financial lives are in turmoil. Over the years, our office have developed excellent working relationships with the insurance When you are injured at work you are entitled to receive weekly wage loss benefits, and to have your medical bills paid by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company.
Report your injury immediately to your supervisor.
Ask your employer for a form entitled “First Report of Injury (Incident)”.
Complete that form and obtain a copy of the completed form.
Seek medical treatment.
Call the Law Office of Lori M. Comforti
The workers’ compensation insurance company will pay your medical bills.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits – you are unable to perform any type of work
Temporary Partial Disability Benefits – you are unable to perform your regular job but you could perform a job with restrictions, commonly known as “light duty”
The amount of your weekly check for Temporary Total Disability and Temporary Partial Disability benefits will be less than your regular weekly wages. The amount you receive will be an based on an average of the gross wages earned for the 52 weeks worked prior to the date of your injury. Your marital status and the number of dependents you have will factor into this calculation.
The simple answer is yes. Your employer can fill your position if you are unable to return to work and perform your full duty job in a timely fashion. The loss of your employment will result in the loss of any health insurance benefits you received through your employment. If you do lose your job, the workers’ compensation insurance company is still responsible to pay your medical bills for treatment of your work injuries and to pay any weekly benefits you are entitled to.
Work injuries which occur in New London and Windham Counties are handled by the Workers’ Compensation Commission office at 55 Main Street, Suite 450 in Norwich (860-823-3900). Work injuries which occur at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Foxwoods Casino are handled at the Workers’ Compensation offices located in each casino.
Yes. The law of workers’ compensation is complicated. Undoubtedly, you will experience great stress due to your injuries, a loss of income, and your inability to work. The workers’ compensation insurance company will more often than not increase your stress by delaying your medical care which delays your ability to return to work and risks the loss of your job, and not paying your weekly benefits timely. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney will insure that you get the proper medical care you need to get back to work, and the weekly benefits you need to pay your bills.