Connecticut General Statutes §31-294c(b) provides that any employer who fails to either contest liability or commence payment for an alleged injury or death on or before the 28th day after receiving a written notice of claim shall be conclusively presumed to have accepted the compensability of the alleged injury or death and unlike C.G.S.§31-294c(c), which specifically requires a showing of prejudice on the part of the respondent in order to defeat a defective notice of claim, C.G.S. §31-294c(b) includes no such requirement.
Tanguay v. Rent-A-Center, Incorporated
Compensation Review Board
March 18, 2013