If your employer disputes your claim, you will need to prove that your injury or disease is work-related by producing evidence at an Informal Hearing (such as medical reports and statements by witnesses) to back up your claim. If your claim is denied, you should request an Informal Hearing from the District Office for the town in which you were injured.
You can file for benefits under your group health insurance and/or disability program, if your claim is initially disputed. The group carrier must then provide whatever benefits your group policy offers, until the issue of compensability is resolved by a Commissioner at a Hearing.
State of Connecticut
Workers' Compensation Commission
Page last revised: May 21, 2001
Page URL: http://wcc.state.ct.us/gen-info/if-injured/contest.htm