Workers' Compensation Act as amended to January 1, 2022
Attachments to secure payment of compensation.
Sec. 31-323. Attachments to secure payment of compensation. When any person presents in writing to the commissioner a claim for compensation, either for injury sustained by such person arising out of and in the course of his or her employment or for injury resulting in the death of some person of whom such person is an alleged dependent, or when it appears to the commissioner that the claim may require payment from the Second Injury Fund, such person or the Second Injury Fund, as the case may be, may ask that a writ of attachment issue to secure the payment of the claim or claims for compensation or for reimbursement for payments made or to be made by the Second Injury Fund. Unless it appears from the records of the commissioner that there has been a compliance with the provisions of section 31-284, which compliance is then effective, or that the Insurance Commissioner has approved a substitute system of compensation, benefit and insurance, the commissioner may issue a writ of attachment in the manner and form of writs of attachment in civil actions and shall be vested with the same jurisdiction as authorities authorized to issue writs of attachment in civil actions. If a writ is issued under this section and thereafter it appears to the satisfaction of the commissioner that there has been a compliance with the provisions of section 31-284, which compliance was then effective and applicable to the injury in question, or that the Insurance Commissioner has approved a substitute system of compensation, benefit and insurance, the commissioner may vacate the writ of attachment on the payment by the employer of the expense actually incurred under such writ of attachment. The commissioners are vested with the authority of the various courts to dissolve attachments made under this section and, on the dissolution of an attachment, may require the substitution of a bond in the same manner as any court upon the dissolution of attachments in civil actions.
(1949 Rev., S. 7463; 1958 Rev., S. 31-190; 1961, P.A. 491, S. 49; P.A. 91-32, S. 32, 41; P.A. 12-77, S. 1.)
History: 1961 act entirely replaced previous provisions; P.A. 91-32 made technical changes and added provisions re approval of substitute compensation system by the insurance commissioner; P.A. 12-77 added provisions re issuance of a writ of attachment when it appears to commissioner that claim may require payment from Second Injury Fund and made technical changes.
Cited. 112 C. 377; 169 C. 646.