It is important to understand that the workers’ compensation insurance carriers are always trying to minimize the payout of benefits. In order to accomplish this, the insurance carriers have lawyers representing their interests. You should also have an attorney to fight for all the benefits to which you may be entitled. Our attorneys are here to help you with your workers’ compensation case and obtain the justice you deserve.
Our team at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, has the benefit of more than 45 years of combined experience. We are highly trained and knowledgeable attorneys who have the capacity to understand and analyze medical documents. Most importantly, we are passionate advocates who are ready to go to the courtroom on your behalf. Join us at our Bridgeport office for personal legal advice: 203-332-7700.
Insurance companies often come to injured workers with settlement offers that seem generous but are really far less than the injured person needs. Even more frequently, insurance companies will deny a claim entirely. This is not the end of the story. With adequate legal representation and an assertive team, you can get compensation to support your recovery and assist in the full process from injury to end of recovery.
A knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer is well-equipped to ensure that your medical bills are paid on time, you are allowed to work with the doctors who are best suited for your care and treatment and the complex forms and procedures of a workers’ compensation claim do not stop you from receiving all the compensation to which you may be entitled, including disability payments, permanency and more.
Work with lawyers who treat you like a person, not just another case. We are trial attorneys ready to hear your story and make the court listen. Call our firm at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC by dialing 203-332-7700 or connecting with us online.
Liability does not care about where you sustain an injury. Just because an accident happens at work, does not mean that you cannot hold another party liable for your injuries. This is true even if you file a successful workers’ compensation claim. If another person or party is negligent or reckless, you can still hold them accountable, and the team at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, will help.
After serving the Bridgeport community for years, we are proud to say that we have won the respect of Connecticut workers, employers and courts. Our attorneys use their comprehensive legal knowledge and more than 45 years of combined experience to protect the injured.
A third-party workers’ compensation claim is when your workers’ compensation claim occurs alongside or in conjunction with a personal injury claim. This type of case is very common and occurs when a negligent party outside of your employer contributes to your injury. Some examples include when a speeding driver hits a delivery worker or when defective machinery leads to a construction site injury.
In these situations, your cases may intersect, meaning that the outcome of your personal injury case may affect your workers’ compensation claim or vice versa. You should not attempt to manage them by yourself. Instead, look for an attorney whom you can trust and who knows how to maximize your settlement.
As you or your loved one recovers, you will need financial, emotional and legal support. Our attorneys can help ensure that you get necessary resources so that you and your family stay afloat. Reach out to us today at 203-332-7700 and find a time to talk.
In Connecticut, you are significantly more likely to sustain a workplace injury than in other states. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than three out of every 100 workers experience a workplace injury every year.
Connecticut workers have put their trust in Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, and we take your trust very seriously. Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience.
What you do in the wake of a workplace injury will make a difference for your case. Here are some things you should know that may help you in an emergency situation:
Whether your injury is from a major machinery malfunction or a repetitive stress injury, our team brings a wealth of resources, knowledge and energy to your case.
We use that experience to stand up for the rights of Connecticut workers in and across the Bridgeport area. You can trust us to be honest, open and direct about your case. Call 203-332-7700.
What do rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel and chronic knee pain all have in common? Making the same motion over and over causes these injuries and makes them worse. As a result, many of Connecticut’s manufacturing workers, construction workers and other laborers must manage chronic pain and tendon and joint damage.
Like many chronic illnesses, people may not believe you or may underestimate the impact that your pain has on your life. Your employer may try to say that your work is not the cause of your injuries. At Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, we understand, and we know that your pain is real and worthy of recognition. Speak with our team by calling 203-332-7700.
Your body is made for movement, so it can seem counterintuitive to find out that moving has caused your pain. Your joints and body are made for a full range of movement, meaning that, in an ideal situation, you are moving in a variety of ways throughout the day. When you move in the same way over and over, you can rub against the underlying structures in your muscles and joints that cause tears, ruptures and bone degradation.
Repetitive stress injuries often require intensive and ongoing care, including multiple surgeries, long-term pain management and other treatments. You deserve support throughout your healing process, no matter how long that may take. A workers’ compensation claim can give you the financial means to care for your body.
Our attorneys are ready to advocate for you in the office and the courtroom. Schedule a free consultation today.
As of 2019 census estimates, over 14% of Connecticut residents are foreign-born, meaning that thousands of immigrants contribute to our state economy. Thousands more workers cross state borders every day, working in our cities but going home to houses and apartments in Rhode Island, New York or Massachusetts. For many injured workers, one of their biggest fears is being told: “We cannot help you because you are not from here.”
At Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, we want to assure you that if you work in Connecticut and have suffered from a workplace injury, you can file for workers’ compensation. Our attorneys consider advocacy a duty; this is a part of our commitment to injured persons statewide. We can sit down, review your case and help you decide on a legal path, all at your free first consultation.
While your residency or citizenship status should not prevent you from filing a workers’ compensation claim, it may change what your results look like. Factors that impact your case may include:
No matter where you live or where you are from, you deserve to work with a law firm that will advocate for you and fight for your right to work in a safe workplace.
Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience with workers’ compensation and personal injury law. The result? We know when insurance companies are holding out or undervaluing your claim. We are on your side and fight for your needs. Call us today at 203-332-7700 to speak one-on-one with an attorney.
Working in the health care industry has its fair share of hazards. Medical personnel have higher rates of on-the-job injuries than construction and manufacturing workers. A serious injury not only results in lost time from work but may also threaten your future ability to continue in this occupation.
Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, regularly represents health care workers who are injured on the job. Our attorneys have 45 years of collective experience in Connecticut work injury law. Our team will ensure that you get the proper treatment and recovery time you need, plus your entitled benefits for wage loss and any lasting impairment.
Our clients include nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNAs), anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), physicians, medical technicians, lab techs, physical therapists, nursing home aides and hospital support staff. Medical workers face many risks in the workplace:
As in any profession, older health care workers are more susceptible to disabling and career-ending injuries, such as fractures, herniated disks or injured joints that don’t fully heal.
Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, supports medical workers in all phases of the workers’ compensation process. We will advocate for you if your claim is denied, if you are denied needed medical treatment, or pressured to return to work while you are still recovering. If you have a long-term injury, we will fight for your disability benefits.
One of our knowledgeable and compassionate lawyers will meet with you in a free consultation. To schedule a time at our Bridgeport office, call today at 203-332-7700 or use our online form. Se habla español.
Even when a workplace injury clearly falls within the parameters of an eligible workers’ compensation claim, the process of filing a claim can be overwhelming and complicated. You do not need to manage your case by yourself. Our team at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, is here to demand fair legal treatment so that you can spend your valuable time and energy on your recovery.
Many clients contact an attorney early on in the process to ensure that their claim is handled appropriately from the start. In many cases, injured workers may only have one year to file a claim or may be barred from bringing a claim. This is why it is imperative that you contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible after your work injury to ensure that you are protected and get the justice you deserve.
Clients also may contact an attorney once benefits are contested or denied. It is important to consult with one of our attorneys as soon as your benefits are contested or denied, as some of these denials are time-sensitive.
Clients often ask what to do if they are terminated from their job after filing a workers’ compensation claim. You cannot be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Many workers who are injured on the job need to discuss their cases in detail to understand ways in which their jobs are protected when they file workers’ comp claims. We understand the law and will guide you correctly. We are always ready to fight for justice.
Over 45 years of combined experience, a compassionate advocacy team and the knowledge and resources you need to successfully obtain a full compensation package: These are what our firm has to offer. For more information and to schedule a consultation, please call us at 203-332-7700
A workplace injury is a dire moment, and you likely have many questions. The attorneys at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, have answers on which you can rely throughout your legal journey.
Please keep in mind that the information on this page is generalized and there is a wide range of factors that may influence your case and change the answers. We encourage you to reach out to our attorneys for specific and personally crafted legal advice.
If you need immediate medical care, please do not hesitate to see a doctor. Throughout your case, you will need a full medical examination and diagnosis. You should not put off your medical care.
In a successful workers’ compensation suit, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider will pay your bills. However, this may take time, and some bills may be due before your claim is complete. In those cases, you may get reimbursed for payment or be able to delay bill payment until after your claim.
Every case is different. In some cases, you may get a settlement offer right away. In other cases, you may have a longer wait. Insurance companies often offer settlements quickly but will undervalue your needs in the process. It is worth being patient and reviewing your settlement in depth with an attorney, even if it takes longer.
Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, is uniquely positioned among Connecticut law firms. Our extensive experience and deep-rooted commitment to quality representation mean that you get the best possible results and one-on-one legal care. Feel free to meet us at a cost-free, no-obligation consultation. Dial 203-332-7700 today.
We at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, remain committed to helping injured workers in Connecticut. We recognize and truly appreciate the many people who continue to work during the pandemic, not just in the medical field, but also retail, delivery drivers, and factories, to name a few. Unfortunately, work injuries will continue to occur.
If you are injured on the job, Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, is here to help.
If you are concerned about your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits, your benefit checks, or obtaining medical treatment, please call us at 203-332-7700 for your free consultation.
Employees who are injured or become ill in connection with their work may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In order to be covered by workers’ comp, injuries do not have to result from sudden accidents like falling off a ladder. It is also common for employees to sustain injuries or occupational illnesses that develop over time. Some workers may get sick from infectious diseases (such as COVID-19) as a result of on-the-job exposure.
Workers’ compensation generally covers illnesses or diseases that employees develop as a result of on-the-job exposure. Work-related illnesses can range from traditional occupational illnesses like black lung disease and asbestosis, to the coronavirus/COVID-19.
All types of Health Care Workers including but not limited to:
It may be relatively easy to prove that work conditions caused traditional occupational diseases, however, proving the work connection can be more difficult when trying to link to COVID-19 exposure. It is important that you have strong medical evidence that the workplace exposure caused or contributed to the illness or death.
Some examples of other workers that are eligible for compensation for any type of injury at work are:
Each case will need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis, so please call us with your questions. Every initial consultation is free.
We are thankful for the first responders who remain working in potentially hazardous environments.
Construction workers face some of the most dangerous working conditions in our country, often leading to catastrophic injuries. From the heavy machinery to the daily strain on the body, injuries are a matter of when, not if, when you work in construction.
Do not leave resources on the table that can help you recover faster and with less stress. At Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, our attorneys strive to create an environment in which your needs always come first. This means that when you are speaking with us, your story matters. We take the time to know you and your goals; then we apply over 45 years of combined experience to create a strategy that achieves them.
Despite decades of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, well-meaning safety inspectors and improved safety equipment, construction injuries remain devastating. There are many factors that may lead to injury, including:
In some cases, your injury may mean that you need substantial, ongoing care for the rest of your life. Whether your doctor expects you to make a full recovery or your injury is truly life-altering, you have an ally and a resource in Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC.