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Connecticut Injured Employee Workers Compensation Benefits

Important workers compensation benefit information for injured Connecticut employees

Connecticut Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • Medical benefits for injured Connecticut workers are paid without lenght of time or cost limitations.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Connecticut-

  • The Connecticut employee may make the initial choice of physician unless the employer has a managed care plan in place.

Connecticut Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • Whenever an employee is unable to perform ANY job, he or she is eligible to receive Temporary Total (TT) Disability benefits equal to 75% of the employee's after-tax average weekly wage (after federal and state taxes and FICA deductions) for the 52-week period prior to the injury or illness, subject to the legislated maximum and minimum.
    • No compensation benefits for Temporary Total Disability or Temporary Partial Disability (below) are paid until an injured or ill employee is incapacitated from work for MORE than three calendar days. Benefits begin on the fourth day of incapacity from work and if the employee remains incapacitated for seven or more calendar days, the three-day waiting period is eliminated and benefits are paid from the beginning of the employee’s incapacity.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • A Connecticut worker is paid 75% of worker's after tax average weekly wage.
    • Weekly payments are calculated as 20% of the State Average Weekly Wage not to exceed 75% of their average wage. The minimum is $228.20 and the maximum is $1,141 or 100% of State Average Weekly Wage.
    • The maximum period of payments is the duration of disability.
    • All Connecticut workers compensation benefits are subject to the Social Security offset.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • When an employee suffers a permanent disability as a result of a work-related injury or illness, he or she may receive Permanent Partial Disability benefits, which serve as compensation not for lost earnings, but for having suffered a permanent and partial disability to some part(s) of the body. These benefits are valued differently according to the date of the injury or illness which caused the permanent disability, as well as the part(s) of the body affected.

Connecticut Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

  • When an employee’s death is caused by a work-related injury or illness, a surviving spouse or other eligible dependent may be entitled to burial expenses of $4,000 and weekly wage replacement benefits equal to 75% of the deceased employee’s after-tax average weekly wage (after federal and state taxes and FICA deductions), subject to the legislated maximum and minimum.

Connecticut Workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

  • All attorney fees are determined on an individual basis.

More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.

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