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Workers' Compensation Supreme Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC19755 - Callaghan v. Car Parts International, LLC ("In this appeal from the Compensation Review Board, we consider the extent of an employer’s right to a credit against its obligation to pay workers’ compensation benefits for an injured employee when that employee has recovered damages from a third- party tortfeasor who caused the employee’s injuries. When an employee is injured in a work related accident, the Workers’ Compensation Act (act), General Statutes § 31-275 et seq., bars the employee from bringing an action for damages against the employer but, also, requires employers to pay certain benefits to the injured employee. These benefits can include covering the employee’s medical expenses or providing compensation for disabilities resulting from the injury. See General Statutes § 31-275 (4).")