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Waiting Period

The first three calendar days of a work-related incapacity from work, during which an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease is ineligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, other than appropriate and necessary medical care. For employees incapacitated from work for seven or more calendar days due to the injury or disease, the waiting period is waived and they are eligible to receive workers' compensation wage replacement benefits for the entire period of incapacity from work.

Weekly Wage Differential

Weekly difference between the earnings of an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease before the occurrence of the injury or disease and the earnings of that same employee after the occurrence of the injury or disease. If the employee is no longer able to work in the job, this is the weekly difference between the earnings of the employee before the occurrence of the injury or disease and the earnings presently being paid in the job in which the employee worked at the time of the occurrence of the injury or disease.

Workers' Compensation Act

Chapter 568 of the Connecticut General Statutes, comprised of Sections 31-275 through 31-355a, which establishes the Connecticut workers' compensation system of wage replacement benefits for and medical treatment of compensable work-related injuries and occupational diseases, as well as the State agency, the Workers' Compensation Commission, which administers the Connecticut workers' compensation system.

Workers' Compensation Administrative Regulations

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

Workers' Compensation Advisory Board

Board provided for by the Workers' Compensation Act to assist the Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman in the performance of his duties. The Board is comprised of four individuals representing employee organizations, four individuals representing employer organizations, and a ninth individual who is selected by the Board to serve as an impartial chairman of the Board.

Workers' Compensation Benefits

Compensation benefits or other payments mandated by the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act including, but not limited to, indemnity; medical and surgical aid or hospital and nursing service under Section 31-294d of the Act; and any type of payment for disability, whether for total or partial disability of a permanent or temporary nature, death benefit, funeral expense, payments made under Sections 31-284b, 31-293a, or 31-310 of the Act, or any adjustment in benefits or payments required by the Act.

Workers' Compensation Commission

State agency established by the Workers' Compensation Act to administer the Connecticut workers' compensation system.

Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman

Workers' Compensation Commissioner appointed by the Governor to head the Workers' Compensation Commission and administer the state workers' compensation system according to the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act.

Workers' Compensation Commissioner

Administrative offical authorized by the Workers' Compensation Act to have jurisdiction in whatever matter referred to in a given section of the Act.

Workers' Compensation District

Jurisdiction established by the Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman to administer matters of the workers' compensation system within a given geographical area.

Workers' Compensation District Office

Workers' Compensation Commission office which administers matters of the workers' compensation system within the jurisdiction of the Workers' Compensation District in which it is located. Informal and Formal Hearings are held in District Offices, which also maintain certain records pertinent to their jurisdictions, such as workers' compensation case files.

Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit

Unit within the Office of the Chief State's Attorney, Division of Criminal Justice, which investigates complaints of workers' compensation fraud and takes appropriate action to enforce Connecticut law.

Workers' Compensation Jurisdiction

Workers' compensation system by which an employee with a work- related injury or occupational disease is provided medical treatment for the injury or disease and wage replacement benefits while incapacitated from regular work. The Connecticut workers' compensation system covers most private and public sector employees in the state. However, some employees may be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits from the Connecticut system and another system simultaneously or, in some cases, eligible only to receive workers' compensation benefits from another system. Other systems include the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and the Federal Employees' Workers' Compensation System.

Workers' Compensation Legal Advisory Panel

Panel provided for by the Workers' Compensation Act to assist the Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman in the performance of his duties by providing him with guidance in legal matters pertaining to the workers' compensation system.

Workers' Compensation Medical Advisory Panel

Panel provided for by the Workers' Compensation Act to assist the Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman in the performance of his duties by providing him with guidance in medical matters pertaining to the workers' compensation system.

Written Notice of Claim

Claimant's written notice alleging a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease and claiming workers' compensation benefits for such. The Workers' Compensation Commission Form 30C serves as a proper written notice of claim.


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