Workers' compensation case law is created by decisions rendered in appeals. A party in a claim, and sometimes both parties, may appeal the decision of one of the Commission's Administrative Law Judges from a lower-level hearing. Most appeals are heard by the Commission's Compensation Review Board, or CRB, but in very rare instances, a case may be appealed all the way to the State Appellate Court or even to the Connecticut Supreme Court.
When a panel of Administrative Law Judges adjudicating disputes brought before the CRB or Judges in the state's Judicial Branch serving on the courts hear workers' compensation cases, they apply existing laws and regulations to the specific facts of those cases. The decisions they render carry the force of law, hence the term "case law."
You may follow the links below to access Connecticut's case law posted online: