§ 31-275 Definitions
§ 31-275c Officers of fraternal organizations
§ 31-275d Term “administrative law judge” substituted for “workers’ compensation commissioner”, “compensation commissioner” and “commissioner”
§ 31-276 Workers’ Compensation Commission. Administrative law judges. Nomination by Governor. Appointment by General Assembly. Terms of office. Removal. Selection of chairman
§ 31-276a Commissioners and commission to be within Labor Department for administrative purposes only
§ 31-277 Salary of administrative law judges. Longevity payments
§ 31-278 Powers and duties of administrative law judges
§ 31-279 Notice of availability of compensation. Uniform system for determination of degree of physical impairment. Employer-sponsored plan for medical care and treatment. Indemnification of medical advisory panel members
§ 31-279a Booklet to be distributed explaining act
§ 31-279b Notice of availability of coverage under act. Content. Posting
§ 31-280 Chairperson of the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Powers and duties. Budget. Report of expenses
§ 31-280a Advisory Board of the Workers’ Compensation Commission
§ 31-280b Compensation Review Board
§ 31-281 Designation of commissioner to act in another district
§ 31-282 Successor may complete acts when administrative law judge dies
§ 31-283 Annual pension upon retirement of administrative law judge
§ 31-283a Rehabilitation programs for employees suffering compensable injuries
§ 31-283d Adjustment of salary of certain retired administrative law judges
§ 31-283e Election of retirement benefits
§ 31-283f Statistical Division
§ 31-283g Education services for employees concerning the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries
§ 31-283h Financing of Division of Worker Education
§ 31-284 Basic rights and liabilities. Civil action to enjoin noncomplying employer from entering into employment contracts. Notice of availability of compensation
§ 31-284a State contracting with private insurance carrier. Duties and powers of Commissioner of Administrative Services
§ 31-284b Employer to continue insurance coverage or welfare plan payments for employees eligible to receive workers’ compensation. Use of Second Injury Fund
§ 31-284c Complaints of violations. Hearing. Findings and award. Appeal
§ 31-285 Substitute systems of compensation
§ 31-286 Certificate of employer’s compliance
§ 31-286a Insurance requirements for contractors on public works projects and renewals of state business licenses
§ 31-286b Proof of workers’ compensation coverage prior to issuance of building permit, condition
§ 31-287 Provisions required in liability insurance policies
§ 31-288 Additional liability. Penalty for undue delay, noncompliance with insurance requirements and for defrauding workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Notice of penalty to Attorney General and State Treasurer. Payment. Civil action for nonpayment
§ 31-289 Disposition of fines and penalties
§ 31-289a Civil action to recover civil penalties. Privileged assignment for trial
§ 31-289b Civil action to enjoin noncomplying employer from conducting business in the state
§ 31-290 Obligations not to be evaded
§ 31-290a Discharge, discipline or discrimination prohibited. Misinformation or dissuasion prohibited. Right of action
§ 31-290b Penalty for false statement
§ 31-290c Fraudulent claim or receipt of benefits. Penalties
§ 31-290d Workers’ compensation fraud unit
§ 31-291 Principal employer, contractor and subcontractor
§ 31-291a Method of computing workers’ compensation premiums for construction contractors
§ 31-291b Method of computing workers’ compensation premiums for volunteer staff of municipality or volunteer ambulance service
§ 31-292 Liability of employer for worker lent to or employed by another
§ 31-293 Liability of third persons to employer and employee. Limitations on liability of architects and engineers. Limitations on liability of insurers, self-insurance service organizations and unions relating to safety matters
§ 31-293a No right against fellow employee; exception
§ 31-294 Notice of injury and of claim for compensation
§ 31-294a Eligibility for podiatric care
§ 31-294b Report of injury to employer. Notice of claim form provided by commission
§ 31-294c Notice of claim for compensation. Notice contesting liability. Exception for dependents of certain deceased employees
§ 31-294d Medical and surgical aid. Hospital, ambulatory surgical center and nursing service
§ 31-294e Employee’s option to obtain medical care at employee’s expense. Refusal of employee to accept or obtain reasonable medical care
§ 31-294f Medical examination of injured employee. Medical reports
§ 31-294g State employee notice of claim for compensation
§ 31-294h Benefits for police officer suffering mental or emotional impairment arising from use of deadly force or subjection to deadly force in line of duty
§ 31-294i Municipal firefighters and police officers. Employer presumption of liability for cardiac emergencies
§ 31-294j Eligibility of municipal firefighters, police officers, constables and volunteer ambulance service members re benefits for diseases arising out of and in the course of employment
§ 31-294k Benefits for post-traumatic stress injury. Eligibility
§ 31-294l Firefighters claim due to cancer diagnosis. Record
§ 31-295 Waiting period. When compensation begins. Penalty for late payment of permanent partial disability benefits
§ 31-296 Voluntary agreements
§ 31-296a Discontinuance or reduction of payments under oral agreements
§ 31-297 Hearing of claims
§ 31-297a Informal hearings
§ 31-298 Conduct of hearings
§ 31-298a Use of medical panel. Duties of commissioner and panel. Appeal. Regulations
§ 31-299 Prior statements of parties as evidence at hearings before administrative law judges
§ 31-299a Payments under group medical policy not defense to claim for benefits. Health insurer’s duty to pay. Lien
§ 31-299b Initial liability of last employer. Reimbursement
§ 31-300 Award as judgment. Interest. Attorney’s fee. Procedure on discontinuance or reduction
§ 31-301 Appeals to the Compensation Review Board. Payment of award during pendency of appeal
§ 31-301a Decision of Compensation Review Board
§ 31-301b Appeal of decision of Compensation Review Board
§ 31-301c Costs of appeal. Interest added to award affirmed on appeal
§ 31-301d Power of Compensation Review Board re witnesses and production of evidence. Enforcement of order
§ 31-302 Payment of compensation. Commutation into monthly, quarterly or lump sums
§ 31-303 Day when compensation payments become due. Penalty for late payments
§ 31-304 Destruction of agreement
§ 31-305 Medical examinations
§ 31-306 Death resulting from accident or occupational disease. Dependents. Compensation
§ 31-306a Payments due children committed to the Commissioner of Social Services or the Commissioner of Children and Families
§ 31-306b Written notice of potential eligibility for death benefits
§ 31-307 Compensation for total incapacity
§ 31-307a Cost-of-living adjustment in compensation rates
§ 31-307b Benefits after relapse from recovery. Recurrent injuries
§ 31-307c Compensation under agreements or awards effected prior to October 1, 1953
§ 31-308 Compensation for partial incapacity
§ 31-308a Additional benefits for partial permanent disability
§ 31-308b Dependency allowance
§ 31-309 Maximum weekly compensation. Determination of average weekly earnings of state workers and production and related workers in manufacturing
§ 31-310 Determination of average weekly wage of injured worker. Concurrent employment. Payments from Second Injury Fund. Publication of wage tables
§ 31-310a Average weekly wage of supernumerary policemen and volunteer police officers
§ 31-310b Average weekly wage of General Assembly member
§ 31-310c Average weekly wage of worker with an occupational disease
§ 31-311 Replacement of artificial aids
§ 31-312 Compensation for time lost during and expense of medical treatment. Reimbursement of wages lost due to appearance at informal hearing. Payments to prevailing claimants in contested cases. Medical attention outside regular work hours
§ 31-313 Transfer to suitable work during period of treatment or rehabilitation or because of physical incapacity. Civil penalty for failure of employer to comply
§ 31-314 Allowance for advance payments
§ 31-315 Modification of award or voluntary agreement
§ 31-316 Employer to record and report employees’ injuries and report insurance coverage or welfare plan payments provided to employees. Increased award due to employer’s failure to file
§ 31-317 Claims against the state
§ 31-318 Action for minor or mentally incompetent person
§ 31-319 Fees to be approved
§ 31-320 Exemption and preference of compensation
§ 31-321 Manner of serving notices
§ 31-322 Injuries received in interstate commerce
§ 31-323 Attachments to secure payment of compensation
§ 31-324 Reservation of cases for the Appellate Court
§ 31-325 Acknowledgment by employees having certain physical conditions
§ 31-326 Proceedings against delinquent insurance companies or employers
§ 31-327 Award of fees and expenses
§ 31-328 Mutual associations authorized
§ 31-329 Approval by Insurance Commissioner
§ 31-330 Membership
§ 31-331 Control of associations. Insurance Commissioner authorized to accept statement of financial condition by certain employers’ mutual associations organized before June 6, 1996
§ 31-332 Policies. Number of members required
§ 31-333 Officers and voting
§ 31-334 Safety rules
§ 31-335 Premium rates. Reserve notes
§ 31-336 Assessments
§ 31-337 Investments
§ 31-338 Bylaws and regulations
§ 31-339 Appeals to Superior Court
§ 31-340 Insurer directly liable to employee or dependent
§ 31-341 Notice to insurer
§ 31-342 Award; enforcement
§ 31-343 Certain defenses not available against employee or dependent
§ 31-344 When representations avoid policy
§ 31-344a Workers’ Compensation Administration Fund established
§ 31-345 Insurance Commissioner to approve form of policy. Assessments against employers for administrative costs. Surpluses
§ 31-345a Deductibles in workers’ compensation coverage. Approval of Insurance Commissioner
§ 31-346 Damages for material misstatements
§ 31-347 Experience in compensation insurance
§ 31-348 Compensation insurance companies to report their risks
§ 31-348a Compensation insurers to reduce premiums
§ 31-349 Compensation for second disability
§ 31-349a Powers of investigators in the office of the State Treasurer
§ 31-349b Certificate for permanent vocational disability. Employer reimbursed by Second Injury Fund for insurance premiums for certified employees
§ 31-349c Controverted issues of previous disability. Physician panel established
§ 31-349d Treasurer to solicit proposals for the managing of Second Injury Fund claims
§ 31-349e Advisory board for the Second Injury Fund
§ 31-349f Condition of the Second Injury Fund. Report to the Governor and General Assembly
§ 31-349g Method of assessing all employers for liabilities of Second Injury Fund. Reporting. Audits. Insurance companies deemed collection agents
§ 31-349h Transfer of claims. Claims not transferred
§ 31-349i Cost-saving methodologies
§ 31-349j Appeal of decision by State Treasurer concerning the method of assessing the employer for the liabilities of the Second Injury Fund
§ 31-352 Enforcement of liability of third person
§ 31-353 Voluntary agreements and stipulated settlements; approval
§ 31-354 Second Injury Fund contributions. Duties and powers of State Treasurer
§ 31-354a Assistant administrators of the Second Injury Fund
§ 31-354b Finance account within Second Injury Fund. Subaccounts. Duties of State Treasurer
§ 31-355 Hearings; awards. Payments from Second Injury Fund on employer’s failure to comply with award. Civil action for reimbursement. Insolvent insurer. Settlements and agreements. Failure of uninsured employer to pay
§ 31-355a Collection of moneys owed to the Second Injury Fund. Tax warrants. Lien. Foreclosure
§ 31-355b Actions against entities failing to comply with Second Injury Fund reporting requirements

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 568 - Workers' Compensation Act

  • Administrative law judge: means the administrative law judge who has jurisdiction in the matter referred to in the context. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arising out of and in the course of his employment: means an accidental injury happening to an employee or an occupational disease of an employee originating while the employee has been engaged in the line of the employee's duty in the business or affairs of the employer upon the employer's premises, or while engaged elsewhere upon the employer's business or affairs by the direction, express or implied, of the employer, provided:

    (A) (i) For a police officer or firefighter, "in the course of his employment" encompasses such individual's departure from such individual's place of abode to duty, such individual's duty, and the return to such individual's place of abode after duty. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Commission: means the Workers' Compensation Commission. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Compensation: means benefits or payments mandated by the provisions of this chapter, including, but not limited to, indemnity, medical and surgical aid or hospital and nursing service required under §. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Date of the injury: means , for an occupational disease, the date of total or partial incapacity to work as a result of such disease. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dependent: means a member of the injured employee's family or next of kin who was wholly or partly dependent upon the earnings of the employee at the time of the injury. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Dependent in fact: means a person determined to be a dependent of an injured employee, in any case where there is no presumptive dependent, in accordance with the facts existing at the date of the injury. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disfigurement: means impairment of or injury to the beauty, symmetry or appearance of a person that renders the person unsightly, misshapen or imperfect, or deforms the person in some manner, or otherwise causes a detrimental change in the external form of the person. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Employee: means any person who:

    (i) Has entered into or works under any contract of service or apprenticeship with an employer, whether the contract contemplated the performance of duties within or without the state. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275

  • Employer: means any person, corporation, limited liability company, firm, partnership, voluntary association, joint stock association, the state and any public corporation within the state using the services of one or more employees for pay, or the legal representative of any such employer, but all contracts of employment between an employer employing persons excluded from the definition of employee and any such employee shall be conclusively presumed to include the following mutual agreements between employer and employee: (A) That the employer may accept and become bound by the provisions of this chapter by immediately complying with §. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • farm: includes farm buildings, and accessory buildings thereto, nurseries, orchards, ranges, greenhouses, hoophouses and other temporary structures or other structures used primarily for the raising and, as an incident to ordinary farming operations, the sale of agricultural or horticultural commodities. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Full-time student: means any student enrolled for at least seventy-five per cent of a full-time student load at a postsecondary educational institution which has been approved by a state-recognized or federally-recognized accrediting agency or body. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • in the line of duty: means any action that a police officer is obligated or authorized by law, rule, regulation or written condition of employment service to perform, or for which the police officer or firefighter is compensated by the public entity such officer serves. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • injury: includes , in addition to accidental injury that may be definitely located as to the time when and the place where the accident occurred, an injury to an employee that is causally connected with the employee's employment and is the direct result of repetitive trauma or repetitive acts incident to such employment, and occupational disease. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Member: includes all parts of the human body referred to in subsection (b) of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • narcotic drugs: means all controlled substances, as designated by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection pursuant to subsection (c) of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • nurse: means a person engaged in such practice. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Nursing: means the practice of nursing as defined in subsection (a) of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Occupational disease: includes any disease peculiar to the occupation in which the employee was engaged and due to causes in excess of the ordinary hazards of employment as such, and includes any disease due to or attributable to exposure to or contact with any radioactive material by an employee in the course of his employment. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physician: includes any person licensed and authorized to practice a healing art, as defined in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • place of abode: includes the inside of the residential structure, the garage, the common hallways, stairways, driveways, walkways and the yard. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Podiatrist: means any practitioner of podiatry, as defined in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Presumptive dependents: means the following persons who are conclusively presumed to be wholly dependent for support upon a deceased employee: (A) A wife upon a husband with whom she lives at the time of his injury or from whom she receives support regularly. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Previous disability: means an employee's preexisting condition caused by the total or partial loss of, or loss of use of, one hand, one arm, one foot or one eye resulting from accidental injury, disease or congenital causes, or other permanent physical impairment. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Scar: means the mark left on the skin after the healing of a wound or sore, or any mark, damage or lasting effect resulting from past injury. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • school-sponsored activity: means any activity sponsored, recognized or authorized by a board of education and includes activities conducted on or off school property and "participation" means acting as a chaperone, advisor, supervisor or instructor at the request of an administrator with supervisory authority over the employee. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Second disability: means a disability arising out of a second injury. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Second injury: means an injury, incurred by accident, repetitive trauma, repetitive acts or disease arising out of and in the course of employment, to an employee with a previous disability. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.