The Workers' Compensation Act of the Connecticut General Statutes provides medical treatment, "wage replacement" benefits, and other benefits for employees who, unfortunately, have been injured at work or who have become ill from their jobs. If you are reading this because you have suffered such a work-related injury or illness, let us first say that we are sorry to hear it.
Secondly, it is important for you to know that, as an injured or ill employee, it is essential that you understand your rights and responsibilities in the workers' compensation system. Even if you have a workers' compensation representative or an attorney representing you, the more you personally know about the workers' compensation system and about the facts of your individual case, the better and more easily you will be able to get through your situation and return to your normal work and your normal life.
The information you need to claim your benefits and to get a basic understanding of the workers' compensation system is presented here in a short series of ordered pages. Just click on the next page>> link at the bottom of each page in this section. To go back and reread a page, just click on the <<previous page link at the bottom of each page in this section.
State of Connecticut
Workers' Compensation Commission
Page last revised: May 21, 2001
Page URL: http://wcc.state.ct.us/gen-info/if-injured/preface.htm