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Accident Report

Workers' Compensation Commission form entitled "EMPLOYER'S FIRST REPORT OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURY OR ILLNESS" (for non-State employees) or State of Connecticut Form PER WC-207 (for State employees) required to be filed by an employer in cases of an employee's occupational injury or disease that results in incapacity from work of one day or more.

Administrative Regulations

Regulations adopted in accordance with statutory authority to prescribe procedures and requirements within the workers' compensation system.

Agreement

Written agreement between an employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier or a self-insured employer and an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease specifying the type and amount of workers' compensation benefit paid to the employee. An agreement must be made using the Workers' Compensation Commission's "Voluntary Agreement", Form WCC-1.

Appeal

Request by one of the parties in a workers' compensation case to have the Workers' Compensation Commission's Compensation Review Board (CRB) hear the case, which has already been heard in some lower level Informal or Formal Hearing(s). The appealing party requests an overturning of some earlier decision(s) by the Workers' Compensation Commissioner(s) who heard the case at the earlier hearing(s).

Approved List of Medical Practitioners

The Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman (in consultation with the Workers' Compensation Advisory Board) may establish a list of approved physicians and other practitioners who may render medical services to employees with compensable work- related injuries or occupational diseases. Administrative Regulation 31-280-1 specifies standards for approval of medical practitioners to treat employees in workers' compensation cases, as well as criteria for removal of practitioners from the list.

Arising Out Of and In The Course of Employment

An employee's accidental injury or occupational disease originating while he or she was engaged in the line of duty in the business or affairs of the employer, upon the employer's premises or elsewhere by the direction, express or implied, of the employer.

Attending Physician

Medical practitioner who is the primary medical caregiver of an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease. An attending physician must be on the Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman's "Approved List of Medical Practitioners" to treat employees in workers' compensation cases.

Attending Physician's First Report of Injury

Workers' Compensation Commission Form 48 used by an attending physician to report initial medical findings related to an employee's compensable work-related injury or occupational disease or the State of Connecticut's Form PER WC-208 used by an attending physician to report initial medical findings for State employees with compensable work-related injuries or occupational diseases.

Attending Physician's Supplemental Report

Workers' Compensation Commission Form 49 used by an attending physician to report medical findings related to an employee's compensable work-related injury or occupational disease during the course of treatment.

Attorney Fee Schedule

The Workers' Compensation Act requires the Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman to annually publish the maximum fees claimants are required to pay attorneys for legal services rendered in workers' compensation cases.

Average Weekly Wage

Average weekly earnings of an employee with a compensable work- related injury or occupational disease, used to determine the employee's weekly workers' compensation benefit rate.

Award

Grant of workers' compensation benefits or other fees in a workers' compensation case.

AWW

Average Weekly Wage


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