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Worker’s Compensation Coverage and Benefits

Worker suffering after on-the-job injury

Worker’s  compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured at work. The Worker’s  Compensation Commission (WCC) administers the worker’s  compensation laws of Connecticut. The goal is to ensure that workers injured on the job receive prompt payment of lost work time benefits and attendant medical expenses. Workers’ compensation is also a benefit system designed to help workers who have incurred sickness due to their work conditions or environment. What Does Worker’s  Compensation Cover? Medical treatment and expenses: Worker’s comp insurance provides coverage to help employees pay for medical expenses related to a work-related injury...

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What is the Purpose of Workers Compensation?

In Connecticut, many workers receive injuries in the workplace and choose to file for worker’s compensation. An understanding of workers compensation and the purpose it serves can help while filing the claim. Purpose of Workers Compensation in Connecticut Workers’ compensation provides employees who are injured on the job with funds to compensate them for lost wages, medical care, and if necessary, vocational rehabilitation. In return for payment of benefits provided under the workers compensation law, the employers are exempt against lawsuits for negligence. There are exceptions to this, such as if the employer is in violation of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)...

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