Workers' Compensation Commission
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Workers' Compensation Code was enacted as of July 1, 1997, to provide benefits to employees who become injured or ill as a result of their work activities. The benefits provided by the Code are administered by the Mashantucket Pequot Workers' Compensation Commission. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Workers' Compensation Code applies only to injuries and/or illnesses which occur ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 1997.
This website is intended to provide information to interested parties and the public regarding the MPTN Workers Compensation law, the work of the MPTN Workers Compensation Commission, and to provide links to relevant information, forms, and legal materials that apply to claims made under the MPTN Workers Compensation Act.
Basic information for any injured worker can be found in the WCC Information Booklet prepared by the Commission. The Booklet describes, in simple terms, the basic rules for determining whether an injury or illness is covered under Workers' Compensation, what benefits are due to workers who are injured or ill as a result of their employment, and what an employee needs to do to pursue a claim under the MPTN Workers' Compensation Code. Interested parties may access the Booklet through the link on this page or they may request a paper copy of the Booklet from the Commission either in writing, by telephone or by e-mail.
PLEASE NOTE: It is very important for all employees to know that the information in the Information Booklet is general in nature and that the specific provisions of the MPTN Workers' Compensation Code govern all aspects of their claims. Each claim which comes before the Commission will be governed by the Code, and if something in this website or the Booklet conflicts with the terms of the Code, the provisions of the Code are controlling. There is a link on this page to the full provisions of the MPTN Workers Compensation Code for review as necessary.
It is the intention of the MPTN Workers' Compensation Commission that all employees should understand their rights and responsibilities under the Workers' Compensation Code, and that any employee who is injured should be able to pursue their claim in a simple and efficient manner. It is hoped that this website can help to facilitate that purpose.
Questions about this website, the Code, or the procedures of the Commission should be directed to the office of the Chief Commissioner.