Workers' Compensation Statutes

  Connecticut's Workers' Compensation Act, or Chapter 568 of the Connecticut General Statutes, is the body of law that specifically addresses issues of workplace injury and disease, benefits for which injured or ill employees may be eligible, insurance requirements to provide for benefits, how benefits are best to be provided to eligible employees, how disputes between various parties are handled, and the rights and responsibilities of all parties within the state's workers' compensation system.


2022 Workers' Compensation Act

Connecticut General Statutes as amended to January 1, 2022 by:


Public Act 21-18
An Act Concerning Minor and Technical Changes to the Workers' Compensation Act. 

Public Act 21-107 
An Act Expanding Workers' Compensation Benefits for Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments Suffered by Health Care Providers in Connection with COVID-19. 

Public Act 21-196 
An Act Concerning Physician Assistants. 

June Special Session Public Act 21-2 
An Act Concerning Provisions Related to Revenue and Other Items to Implement the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June 30, 2023.



To determine how a law affects a specific work-related injury or illness, one must refer to the statutes in effect at the time of the injury or first diagnosis of the illness. Our site makes available previous versions of Connecticut's workers' compensation laws through our publication, the Bulletin, that we print every two years.

If you require earlier versions of workers' compensation or related statutes to match the date of a specific work-related injury or illness, you will find previous versions of the Workers' Compensation Act and related statutes printed in our earlier Law Bulletins, which contain the laws as they existed as far back as 2001.