WATERBURY CONNECTICUT WORKMANS'/ WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWYER
Connecticut workmans' compensation lawyer Peter Rotatori, III aggressively practices Connecticut workers' compensation injury law in New Haven, Fairfield, Litchfield and Hartford Counties. Attorney Rotatori has represented the injured maintenance worker, janitor, construction worker, factory employee, laborer, mechanic, office worker, banker and professional in the workers' compensation forum for over twenty-four years. He regularly attends hearings in the Waterbury, Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford and New Britain, Connecticut workers' compensation commission district offices.The work related compensation disability claims he has filed, litigated and resolved have included both specific accidental injuries and
repetitive trauma claims. Work related claims handled by The Rotatori Law Firm have included personal injuries to various body parts such as the cervical spine, lumbar spine, brain, arms, hands, legs and feet. We have also handled claims for loss of hearing and loss of eye sight. Workers' compensation benefits recovered by The Rotatori Law Firm on behalf of clients have included benefits for medical care, prescriptions, total disability wages, temporary partial disability wages, scarring and awards for permanent partial disability.
Work related personal injuries can be medically and legally challenging. Peter Rotatori, III will often have a medical/legal consultation with the claimant's treating doctor. Frequently, he will take a medical deposition. The medical deposition will often resolve the medical issue with the insurance carrier by way of settlement. The medical deposition will also factually support an award by a Workers' Compensation Commissioner.
The majority of workers' compensation claims are resolved at the workers' compensation commission by way of an informal conference. Often, many informal conferences take place over the course of many months or even years in the handling of a particular case. When an agreement can not be worked out informally, a formal hearing is often held. At a formal hearing evidence is presented and witnesses testify. The Workers' Compensation Commissioner then rules making findings of facts and conclusions of law. The Commissioner's ruling may then be appealed to the Compensation Review Board that sits in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Compensation Review Board is made up of three rotating workers' compensation commissioners. The decision is either upheld, reversed or remanded for futher consideration. The case may then be appealed to the State of Connecticut Appellate Court.
Unlike the civil jury system in an automobile accident case, a workers' compensation case is an administrative law proceeding. The workers' compensation commissioner is in essence an administrative law judge although not called as such in Connecticut. A well developed body of statutory law and Compensation Review Board law exists in Connecticut to be applied to workers' compensation legal issues.
Complex work related accidents often have overlapping social security disability benefit offset issues and Medicare medical set aside trust requirements. Our office will analyze, review and draft documents to properly address these issues as legally required. Our office has settled many complex workmans' compensation claims on behalf of our claimant clients.
On some occassions, we have been able to negotiate full waiver of workers' compensation liens allowing our clients the opportunity to prosecute third party actions without having to pay back money to the workers' compensation insurance carrier upon recovery against the liable third party.
Many work related accidents have an overlapping third party claim which may lead to additional monetary benefits for clients in the civil court system. A third party claim can be a premises liability claim, automobile negligence case, medical malpractice case or product liability claim. Our law firm will examine all overlapping third party claims in a work related context and advise our clients on all potential legal causes of action over and above their workers' compensation claim. Contact
Peter Rotatori, III of The Rotatori Law Firm at
203 264 3313 if you have been injured in a work related accident and would like an experienced workmans' compensation and
Connecticut personal injury attorney to help you secure your work related benefits. Please feel free to read our blog on temporary total disability claims.
The Rotatori Law Firm represents many injured workers living in the following cities and towns in New Haven County: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Wolcott, and Woodbridge.