Workers' Compensation Commission
The Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) administers the workers’ compensation laws of the State of Connecticut. Read our agency mission statement here.
The Workers' Compensation Act provides for an administrative agency - the Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) - to oversee the State's workers' compensation system, and specifies policies and procedures under which it operates.
Fifteen Administrative Law Judges preside over dispute resolution hearings at the agency’s eight district offices currently located in Hartford, Norwich, New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury, New Britain, Stamford and Middletown. The Chairperson primarily presides over the entire Commission, acts as the Chief Administrative Law Judge at the CRB and may assist with hearings at the district level. The Commission also utilizes the assistance of one or more per diem Administrative Law Judges.
The Workers' Compensation Advisory Board is a statutorily mandated board which advises the chairperson on matters concerning policy for and the operation of the Workers' Compensation Commission. The Advisory Board also submits recommendations to the Governor on the reappointment of Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judges.
The Workers' Compensation Commission's most important duty is to adjudicate disputes in workers' compensation cases, and to hear appeals of contested legal decisions arising from those disputes.
In addition to resolving disputes in workers' compensation cases, the Workers' Compensation Act specifies a number of additional services the State provides under the auspices of the Workers' Compensation Commission.
The Workers' Compensation Commission is administered out of a central office located in Hartford. In addition, there are eight District Offices located throughout the state.
Agency policies dealing with various aspects of employment within the Commission, and with protecting the safety of both employees and the public we serve.