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
- compensation to covered
employees for loss of their earnings as a
result of an accidental injury or occupational
disease sustained during employment;
- cost of living adjustments for
covered employees or their surviving spouse or
other eligible dependents;
- scheduled awards for permanent
and partial loss of a body part or use of a
body part, dismemberment or disfigurement;
- payment for medical expenses
(including hospital care);
- compensation to dependents of
covered employees in case of a work-related
- payment for funeral expenses;
- other benefits granted by the
Workers' Compensastion Commissioner after
reviewing an employee's request for benefits
and supporting documents.
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
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN
CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service
SOURCE: State of Connecticut
Workers’ Compensation Commission website
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2012