Workplace Accidents Attorney Serving Salem, Connecticut

Have you suffered injuries or health complications from a New London County work accident? Get the legal help to demand accountability for your harm and loss. Contact Holth & Kollman, LLC, today for a free initial case review to learn how our work accident lawyer will fight to secure maximum financial recovery for you.

Why Choose the Injury Lawyers of Holth & Kollman, LLC for Help After a Work Accident?

Connecticut’s workers’ compensation laws give you the right to benefits after you suffer a work-related injury or illness. However, employers and insurers can make obtaining the resources you need challenging. For over five decades, injured employees have turned to the legal team at Holth & Kollman, LLC, to help them demand financial relief and compensation after a work accident because:

  • We work hard to create a compassionate, understanding environment for clients, taking the time to get to know them and understand their needs. Our team strives to maintain regular communication with you throughout your case to answer your questions as they arise and update you on the status of your claims.
  • Our firm offers comprehensive support to help you resolve all the legal issues that may arise during your recovery and offer you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a seasoned lawyer protecting your rights and interests.
  • Our firm has decades of experience in personal injurycases and pursuing financial recovery for accident victims. We know what it takes to face challenges and obstacles that can arise in your case and can help you through the claims process.
  • We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe no legal fees unless we recover compensation or financial benefits for you through a settlement or award.

Common Work Accidents and Injuries in Salem, Connecticut

The law firm of Holth & Kollman, LLC, represents Connecticut workers who have gotten hurt in workplace accidents such as:

  • Slip or trip-and-fall accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Falling object accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Industrial equipment accidents, such as forklift or scissor lift accidents
  • Machinery accidents, including entanglements
  • Defective tool accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents, including car and truck accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Electrocutions
  • Workplace violence
  • Toxic exposure
  • Overexertion

Employees may have the right to obtain workers’ compensation benefits after suffering work injuries or occupational illnesses, such as:

  • Severe lacerations
  • Degloving injuries
  • Puncture wounds
  • Dislocated joints
  • Broken bones
  • Sprained, strained, or torn soft tissues
  • Repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or bursitis
  • Spinal injuries, including herniated discs or spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
  • Traumatic amputation, dismemberment, or limb loss
  • Assault injuries
  • Viral or bacterial infections
  • Chronic health conditions or illnesses caused by toxic exposure

Options for Financial Compensation After a Workplace Accident

Injured employees may have several options for pursuing financial relief after getting hurt at work. Connecticut’s workers’ compensation system entitles employees to defined financial benefits regardless of fault when they are injured or become ill from conditions arising out of their employment. Workers’ comp benefits may include:

  • Medical benefits– Cover the cost of all appropriate and necessary medical treatment. After an initial visit with an employer-appointed physician, a worker may choose their attending physician (although employers may require workers to choose from a list of designated physicians).
  • Temporary total disability benefits– Pays 75 percent of a worker’s pre-injury after-tax average weekly wage for time missed from work. If the worker becomes permanently and totally disabled from the work injury, they may continue to receive temporary total disability benefits as long as they remain disabled.
  • Temporary partial disability benefits– Pays 75 percent of the difference between a worker’s pre-injury after-tax average weekly wage and the lower wage the worker receives while temporarily working in a lower-paying light-duty or restricted role.
  • Permanent partial disability benefits– Provides financial payments based on the nature and severity of a worker’s partial disability.
  • Discretionary wage differential “308a” benefits– Additional benefits awarded at the discretion of an administrative law judge to a worker who has exhausted their permanent partial disability benefits and still cannot find work or a job that pays equal to their pre-injury wage.

 

Workers who get hurt due to a third party’s (unaffiliated with the worker’s employer) negligence and wrongdoing may also have the right to seek financial compensation. An example of this type of scenario could be when a third-party motorist hits an employee driving for their work. In a third-party personal injury, the injured person could file a claim for:

  • Out-of-pocket medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Costs of long-term disability care, including home health services, replacement household services, or disability accommodations
  • Full reimbursement of lost wages/income
  • Loss of future earning capacity and employment benefits
  • Physical pain and anguish
  • Emotional trauma or distress
  • Reduced enjoyment and quality of life caused by disabilities
  • Disfigurement and scarring

Steps Injured Employees Should Take to Protect Their Rights

Steps you should take after getting injured while performing your work duties include:

  • Report the accident and your injuries or health complications to your supervisor or employer as soon as possible.
  • Seek immediate medical attention to document your injuries and begin treatment. Your employer may require you to make an initial visit to a physician they select.
  • Obtain copies of medical records of your treatment or rehabilitation.
  • Gather your pre-injury pay stubs or income statements to calculate your average weekly wage.

Finally, contact a workplace accidents attorney from Holth & Kollman, LLC, to review your options for obtaining financial resources for your recovery period.

How Long Do You Have to File an Injury Claim After Suffering a Work Injury?

Under Connecticut’s workers’ compensation system, you should immediately report a work injury or occupational illness to your employer. If you need to file a formal workers’ compensation claim with the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, you have one year after suffering a work injury or three years after the manifestation of the first symptoms of an occupational illness to file your claim and request a hearing.

Furthermore, if you have a third-party personal injury claim for a workplace injury, Connecticut’s statute of limitations usually gives you two years to file a lawsuit against a liable third party. Because you have limited time to file an injury claim after getting hurt at work, contact Holth & Kollman, LLC’s personal injury lawyers as soon as possible to start preparing your claims.

How Our Legal Services Can Help You Recover Compensation

Recovering from an injury or illness suffered at work can be stressful and time-consuming. Injury lawyers can help you put your life back together after a devastating workplace accident. Your legal counsel can handle the details of your claims so you can focus on your treatment and healing. When you turn to the legal team at Holth & Kollman, LLC, for representation after suffering a workplace injury, we can:

  • Investigate your claim to recover evidence we may need to prove the work-related nature of your injury or illness
  • Document your injuries and calculate your medical expenses and lost income
  • Evaluate your legal options for recovering compensation, including the possibility of third-party injury claims
  • File your compensation claims and deal with company representatives and insurance adjusters on your behalf
  • Fight for maximum financial relief for you, even if that means going to a formal workers’ compensation hearing or court

Contact the Personal Injury Lawyers at Holth & Kollman, LLC, for an Initial Consultation

After getting hurt at work, you need experienced legal counsel to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact Holth & Kollman, LLC, today for a free legal consultation with a workplace accidents attorney.