We are well versed in Workers’ Compensation laws and procedures. Please understand that the Union is not notified when you are injured, nor do we know unless you tell us. If you have been injured on the job, contact our Workers’ Compensation Staff Representative Tammi Atkins. She can be reached at (860) 343-8724 or via e-mail at email@example.com and she will assist you in receiving prompt payments and benefits.
It is very important that employees who are injured, or who suspect they have been injured or have contracted a disease on the job, take immediate steps to protect their rights and to ensure their claim is processed properly.
If you are injured on the job, you should immediately:
- Notify your supervisor of the incident (and give the supervisor the names of any witnesses) at your first opportunity—don’t delay.
- Seek immediate medical treatment if time is of the essence or if it is an emergency. This is important to establish your claim. Don’t lapse in treatment for non-emergency.
- Fill out a First Report of Injury form—no matter if the injury is severe or minor, your injury needs to be documented. You should ask for and read the report promptly to ensure accuracy.
- Be sure to get and save a copy of the incident report.
- Your supervisor should send you for immediate medical treatment or diagnosis if not already done.
- Be sure to check with your supervisor to make sure that the physician who will be treating you regarding your claim is in the Workers’ Compensation network. Insured workers can only be treated by physicians in the CT Workers’ Compensation network, who should have the necessary forms in their offices. These forms are needed for prompt processing through the Workers Comp system. Failure to seek medical treatment with a Workers’ Compensation network doctor may cause delay in processing of your claim and denial of your benefits.
- File a Form 30-C to substantiate your claim.
- You should also notify your workplace steward of your injury and give them all of the information. If you do not have a workplace steward, please contact your staff representative at the Union.
Failure to seek medical treatment with a Workers’ Compensation network doctor may cause a delay in processing of your claim and denial of your benefits.
Remember: We cannot help you, unless you call the Union office to begin a file and let the Workers’ Comp Rep know that you were injured, and/or are having problems.