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New Haven, Connecticut | Weber & Rubano Law Firm

New Haven Workplace Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in a workplace accident in New Haven and are ineligible for workers’ compensation, the team at Weber and Rubano wishes to inform you that you may be eligible for financial compensation as a result of your personal injury.

At Weber and Rubano, we have been steadfast members of the community of New Haven for over 60 years. In that time, we’ve planted roots and become vital community consultants for issues regarding justice that people face daily.

We invite you to get as much information as you need from us through our free case review process. In that, you can ask us any number of questions regarding your potential workplace injury case.

We look forward to hearing from you. So get started by contacting our New Haven workplace injury lawyers for your free, no-obligation case review today.

How Can a New Haven Workplace Injury Attorney Help Me With My Case?

An attorney from Weber & Rubano has the experience of a collaborative team of New Haven personal injury attorneys while offering the individualized attention your case deserves. With decades of experience navigating workers’ compensation claims and workplace injury lawsuits in New Haven and the surrounding area, we have the skills, experience, and resources to advance your case and maximize the amount of compensation you receive. Your New Haven workplace injury lawyer offers the following advantages to your case:

  • A free consultation and no upfront fees—we only take our fees after we secure your compensation
  • Skilled attorneys with an in-depth knowledge of Connecticut’s workers’ compensation and workplace injury laws
  • A strong local reputation and resources to put a powerful voice behind your claim
  • A results-based legal team with a track record of success for our injured clients

The workplace injury attorneys at Weber & Rubano are dedicated to making things right for those injured on the job. We’ll take on the legal challenges of your injury while you focus on the physical challenges.

Workplace Injuries in the United States

Workplace injuries are a national epidemic. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.6 million American workers were injured in 2021, with 5,190 individuals losing their lives to injuries.

In light of that, it’s important to understand how occupational injury works from a legal point of view so you can be adequately compensated for your pain and suffering.

Understanding Workplace Injuries vs. Workers’ Compensation Cases

Most workplace injuries fall within the workers’ compensation system. In Connecticut, individuals who fall within that system should try to gain compensation for their work-related injury through workers’ compensation first, as it is required by law.

However, people may be eligible to file a suit against their employer for negligence after trying to move through workers’ comp under the following circumstances:

Your employer does not provide workers’ compensation. This may happen if you’re considered an independent contractor and ineligible for their workers’ compensation policy, or your workplace chooses to violate Connecticut law and does not have a worker’s compensation insurance policy.

Your employer denies your workers’ compensation claim. If your employer denies your claim and you were injured while on the job, you could be eligible to bring your workplace injury against them independent of workers’ comp to prove negligence on their part.

Your industry falls into the purview of the Jones Act. If you are a maritime worker, you are ineligible to use the standard workers’ compensation system and instead have to use the Federal Employers Liability Act that allows plaintiffs to bring an action in federal district court if you choose.

If you suffered an injury due to the negligence of a third party like a contractor, subcontractor, vendor, or property owner while on the job, a third-party injury lawsuit could provide substantial compensation.

What is the Process for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New Haven?

If you’ve suffered an injury while on the job, it’s critical to notify your employer immediately after the injury occurs or as soon as you discover symptoms of a workplace illness. Then, do the following:


  • Seek emergency treatment or schedule an appointment with the medical provider selected by your employer as soon as possible
  • Ask for a detailed medical report of your injuries
  • Save all medical bills and receipts for related costs
  • Follow the doctor’s instructions carefully
  • File a written notice of claim or Form 30C to alert the state’s workers’ compensation commission that you’re filing a claim
  • Seek the legal counsel of a workplace injury attorney to protect your rights and help navigate your claim in the best way forward to maximize your compensation
  • Workers’ compensation will either approve the request or contest your claim

If workers’ compensation unfairly denies your claim, the attorneys at Weber & Rubano are ready to help you dispute the decision or move forward with a lawsuit when appropriate for your circumstances.

What Are Common Types of Workplace Injuries That Occur in New Haven?

On-the-job injuries can occur in any setting, from tripping over a loose power cord in an office to falling from a roof on a construction job. When injuries occur in the workplace while you’re doing your best for your employer, you shouldn’t be left responsible for financial damages that come from being out of work while you heal. Common workplace injuries in New Haven include the following:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Toxic exposures
  • Burns
  • Electric shocks
  • Head injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Traumatic limb loss
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Lacerations

Injuries in the workplace occur due to falls, chemical exposures, equipment failures, heavy machinery, traffic accidents during work travel, and many other causes. Serious injuries may require substantial time away from work or may result in disability. Even less serious injuries can cause financial hardship with just a single missed paycheck. A successful workers’ compensation claim or lawsuit for damages can help injury victims and their families.

What Is The Time Limit For Filing A Lawsuit in New Haven?

For most cases regarding injury stemming from a third party’s negligence in the workplace, the statute of limitations is two years from when the injury was discovered. Sometimes it may take time for the injury to become apparent. It is important to get started building your claim as soon as possible for the best results, so contact a lawyer as soon as you can.

Schedule a Call with Our New Haven Workplace Injury Lawyers

At Weber and Rubano, we have been in the business for 60 years, making us one of the most trusted law firms in the New Haven area. We will always be honest and trustworthy with you and ensure that we give you an honest opinion about your workers’ compensation case.

If we don’t win or receive a settlement for your case, we won’t charge you anything for our services.

Get started working with our New Haven workplace injury attorneys by requesting your free, no-obligation case review today.