Workers Rights Basics

It is a truth universally known that if you are standing on U.S. soil that the Constitution and all its rights, entitlements and due process are conferred onto you. And if you are an employee in Connecticut, then certain rights under the Connecticut Workers Compensation Act of 1913 apply to you. Citizenship and national origin do not affect whether or not an employee is covered by the Act.

The whole point of workers compensation is to help workers get medical treatment and wage replacement. The system works a lot like the way we use insurance for our cars. If you drive a car, you need to purchase insurance to cover any injuries or accidents you may cause while using that car. If you own a business with employees, you need to purchase workers compensation insurance in case one of your employees is hurt or becomes ill from working for you.

The system is what is known as an

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