Work-Related Accidents Lawyer in Waterbury, CT

If you have suffered an injury on the job or as a result of the errors, omissions of your employer in Waterbury, contact Buckley, Wynne & Parese.

Waterbury, CT

Work Injury Lawyers Serving Waterbury, CT

As an established and reputable personal injury law firm serving the residents of Waterbury, BWP is dedicated to helping people who have been injured at work.

Every year, more than 4,500 workers are killed in accidents in the workplace, one-third in transportation and highway accidents, one-fifth as a result of workplace violence, one-sixth in falls, and one-sixth in equipment or machinery collisions. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

If you have suffered an injury on the job or as a result of the errors, omissions of your employer, contact Buckley, Wynne & Parese.

Waterbury, CT Work Related Injuries

Buckley Wynne & Parese is committed to providing victims and their loved ones with exceptional legal service. If you have been injured at work and you believe a third party is at fault, contact us immediately. We will help you find answers, seek justice and get you back on your feet.  A senior partner will meet you anywhere and at any time, whether that’s a hospital, a home, a restaurant, or the office for a free, confidential consultation.

Waterbury, CT Workers’ Compensation

In accordance with the Workers’ Compensation Act, which was first enacted in 1913, employers in Connecticut must provide their employees who are injured at work with the appropriate benefits. It is a “no-fault insurance system” meaning the employee is entitled to these benefits regardless of who or what is to blame for their accident.  

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Include:

  • Medical Costs
  • Disability Benefits
  • Partial Compensation for Lost Wages
  • Job Retraining
  • Death Benefits for Family Members

To view the State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission Information Packet, click here: https://wcc.state.ct.us/download/acrobat/Info-Packet.pdf.

Waterbury, CT Workers’ Compensation & Third-Party Responsibility

Due to the Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee is generally barred from suing their employer for on-the-job injuries. There are certain limited situations where a claim may be possible. However, there are many situations where you can seek further compensation in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits. These circumstances arise when your injuries were a result of a third party’s intentional, negligent and/or reckless conduct.

Third-Party Liability Examples

  • Car Accidents- If you were hit by another vehicle while driving a company car or performing work-related tasks during work time.
  • Construction Sites- Construction sites are often comprised of people working from many different companies. As a result, most injuries arise out of another company’s negligence (i.e. safety violations, makeshift railings, exposed wiring, unstable scaffolding) and often result in third party claims.
  • Premises Liability- Common examples of when employers are injured on properties not owned by their employers:
  • Slip & Falls on Ice
    • Defective Sidewalks, Roadways or Stairwells
    • Dog Bites

Additional Benefits of a Third-Party Claim Include:

  • Future Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish & Distress
  • Physical Limitations
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life’s Activities
  • Inconvenience

Buckley Wynne & Parese Wants to Help

Third-party claims involving workplace injuries are often contested, highly technical and vigorously defended. Disputed issues can include who was really at fault, contributory negligence, comparative fault and issues related to causation. Buckley Wynne & Parese has the necessary knowledge and experience to guide you through the process and maximize your recovery. Unlike the “no-fault” system of workers’ compensation, you must prove legal responsibility in third-party claims. Call us immediately before speaking with an insurance representative. We will meet you at your Waterbury home or business.

Contested Elements of a Third-Party Claim

  • Preponderance of Evidence
  • Duty of Care
  • Breached Duty of Care
  • Breach of Duty Caused Injuries
  • Worker Suffered Losses

Buckley Wynne & Parese endeavors to use our time and resources to help get you back on your feet. It is important that you contact us as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation in Waterbury. Many time limitations exist to successfully pursue these claims.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay legal fees out of my pocket?

No. Your legal fees are paid on a contingency fee basis unless otherwise specified. That means that we are not paid unless we recover compensation for you.


What is a slip and fall action?

A slip and fall action is a type of personal injury lawsuit filed by a plaintiff who has been injured by a slip and fall, usually on the defendant’s property. Examples of very common slip and fall plaintiffs include the grocery store patron who slips on a spill or a piece of food laying on the floor, and falls, causing injury to himself; and a hotel guest who slips in the shower and injures her back in the process.

 

The plaintiff in slip and fall cases must usually show that the owner of the property had notice or knowledge of the condition, and failed to clean it up and rectify it within a reasonable amount of time. If the plaintiff slipped on a grape that had been lying on the floor for two hours, and the manager of the store had walked past it and inspected it five times before asking someone to clean it up, liability is likely.

If the plaintiff has knowingly encountered a hazard, then he or she may have trouble holding the defendant liable. For example, if a hotel guest squirts baby oil onto the floor of the shower; steps into the shower and attempts to do the jitterbug; and then falls and breaks an ankle, liability on the part of the hotel is highly questionable. However, if the cleaning staff in the hotel repeatedly tells management that the non-skid treads in the bathtub for room 212 are missing and the hotel fails to replace them, the hotel may be liable for damages to a guest who is injured.


Client Reviews of Our Waterbury, CT Personal Injury Attorneys

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Attorney John Buckley was highly recommended to me by quite a few people and upon my first meeting to discuss my case, I knew immediately that I was in good hands. He took his time to explain everything to me in great detail and stayed in communication throughout my entire case. His staff was also extremely friendly, professional and VERY responsive! I actually never had to reach out about my case because they over-communicated with me from beginning to end. My accident was very unfortunate, but I’m extremely grateful I was working with Attorney Buckley through it all! I highly recommend this law firm!!!

    - Jamie B.

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Recently engaged BWP concerning a motor vehicle accident. From the initial consult, and continuing throughout the entire process, John Parese and the entire staff were respectful, extremely knowledgeable, understanding of my goals and supportive to work towards achieving the best possible outcome. It was a very seamless, friendly relationship and a firm that I would highly recommend to anyone.

    - Robert T.

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    I contacted BWP in June 2019, after I was hit by a drunk driver. John Wynne was my attorney. I couldn’t have been happier with the services I received. Everyone I dealt with was very professional and made sure I had all the help I needed. I highly recommend this law firm.

    - Valerie

    Quick and consistent

    Quick and consistent

    John Buckley was quick and consistent in relaying information to me regarding litigation, and he and his staff were always very supportive of any requests I made. John’s experience and strategic expertise made the difference in dealing with the insurance company, and we achieved the best possible outcome thanks to his vigilance. Cannot recommend BWP highly enough!

    - Richard

    Thorough, caring, and patient

    Thorough, caring, and patient

    I don't have the words to describe how wonderful John Parese was to work with. He took my family and I under his wing during a difficult time. He was by our side for 3 years while I was treated. He was thorough, caring, and patient. He was always there to answer questions and made us feel that he was in our corner. John explained our options and walked us through the process many times. It was WAY outside of my comfort zone to go to litigation, but he believed in me and my case. He was phenomenal in court and I was very proud to be part of his team. We are forever thankful and would recommend him to anyone!

    - The Yanellis

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable

    John Parese is an excellent attorney who provided care that was needed at an extremely difficult and a long period of time. He and his team are very dedicated and gave professional guidance in various aspects. I am very grateful for having received a degree of release for the painful accident, and trauma which was unfortunate and terrifying. Mr. Parese is very kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend his help to people in need.

    - Xueping Qiu

    Two thumbs up!

    Two thumbs up!

    John Parese is an amazing attorney! He constantly checked in with me to make sure I was feeling better after my accident and gave me updates on where we were in the process. I never doubted that I was in good hands. Thank you John and also to your team! Two thumbs up!

    - Kristen Reep

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff. They gave the impression that they really care for their clients. I will call on them again if I need in the future.

    - Kelly Best

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients

    John has assisted me with several issues. He is an excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients. I was able to recover medically knowing John was fully handling the insurance and issues with my case. I will continue to use him in the future.

    - Danielle Quilligan

    5 star all the way!

    5 star all the way!

    Upon my first meeting to discuss my case, I knew that I found the right place to handle it!! Attorney John Parese was fantastic, definitely 5 star all the way! Everything regarding the process and the timing was very well explained. The communication was excellent, and I was always kept up to date throughout beginning to end! Each person that I had contact with in the office was professional and very responsive. I never had to worry about anything which was a great relief to me. While my case may have to been as complicated as others are, I was always made to feel important. I can’t recommend Buckley Wynne & Parese enough should you find yourself being injured from an accident. Do yourself a favor and give them a call!

    - JB Keys