Standing Up For Injured Workers In Connecticut
A job related injury can cause a legal and financial crisis. Medical bills can pile up while wages are not coming in. Workers’ compensation laws are designed to help injured workers pay for medical bills and lost wages while the worker is disabled. Unfortunately, the benefits workers need are often limited, delayed and denied. This is why it is so important to have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer fighting for you.
At Law Offices of Dan Lyons & Associates, we know the workers’ compensation process, and we know how to make it work for our clients. Workers’ compensation attorney Dan Lyons has more than 30 years of experience representing injured workers in West Haven, Milford, New Haven and throughout Connecticut.
Strong Representation For Work Accident Claims
We represent injured workers in all occupations, from construction workers injured in scaffold falls, to office workers suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, to policemen and firemen suffering from heart disease, hypertension and other job-related illnesses. Our clients have suffered head injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, heart problems and other debilitating injuries that keep them out of work.
Our clients include those who have suffered serious and debilitating physical injuries as well as emotional injuries directly related to a physical on-the-job injury. We have successfully negotiated many substantial financial settlements between our client and their employer.
If your workers’ compensation benefits have been denied or unfairly limited, we are here to make the system work for you.
Third-Party Liability Claims
If your work injury was caused by a negligent third party, while you were driving a company vehicle for example, you may pursue a personal injury claim in addition to a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ Compensation benefits are minimal, and are intended to pay only for your medical treatment and part of your income while you are totally disabled. Personal injury claims, on the other hand, allow for significantly greater financial awards, including awards for pain and suffering.
Examples of third-party claims include:
- Negligence claim: If employee is injured as a result of the negligence of a third party
- Medical malpractice claim: If the employee is injured by malpractice during the course of treatment for his workers’ compensation injury
- Product liability claim: If employee is injured as a result of the defective product
- Premises liability claim: If employee is injured because of a dangerous condition on property which is under the control of someone other than the employer
- Claim vs. fellow employee: If injury is caused by negligent operation of a motor vehicle while your are both in the same vehicle in the scope of your employment
As a full-service injury law firm, we can help you maximize compensation so that you obtain the financial resources you need to make it through this difficult time.
Contact Us About Your Work Injury Claim
Injured on the job? Our law firm is here to fight for the workers’ comp benefits you need and deserve. Call us today at 203-901-1230 or contact us online to arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in West Haven.