Retirement itself does not terminate workers’ compensation benefits. There are different types of workers’ compensation benefits. Some of them are lost wage benefits. Some of them are permanent disability payments. Some of them are medical payments. Retirement typically might impact on your weekly compensation benefits because those are designed to reimburse you if lose wages as a result of an injury acquired on the job. However, if you choose to voluntarily retire, not because of the injury but for personal reasons, then it may be difficult and in some instances, impossible for you then to claim the right to continued lost wage benefits. No two cases are alike and we can guide you through that process and answer any questions you have concerning how retirement may impact your benefits.
This informational blog post was brought to you by Marc N. Needelman, an experienced Hartford, Connecticut workers’ compensation attorney. If you have any questions, contact the law office to set up a free initial consultation.