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Driver arrested after fleeing fatal pedestrian accident

Connecticut pedestrians are in a constant state of vulnerability to pedestrian accidents. Motor vehicles are frequently operated recklessly, negligently and by drivers who are under the influence or are distracted. Since these issues are prevalent, it is not unusual for there to be a pedestrian who is hit by a motor vehicle. Since pedestrians do not have protection when they are hit, it can lead be fatal. When this happens, victims or their family should seek compensation.

Construction site accident burns worker in Connecticut

Construction workers will have myriad tasks to complete when they are involved in a project. Many will involve heavy equipment, being at great heights, using dangerous tools and essentially, trusting others with their lives. Accidents can happen at any time. What is often forgotten, however, is that even the mundane tasks can have their risks. Construction is risky and those who are in an accident will have multiple issues to consider. Workers' compensation benefits are key to their treatment and recovery. Getting those benefits is occasionally difficult and a law firm that works with those filing workers' compensation claims can help.

A worker who was working on a construction site suffered burns over a significant portion of his body in an accident. The man was refueling an air compressor while it was running. As he was doing so, there was a break in the nozzle. Gas spilled on him and ignited. Other workers put the fire out using fire extinguishers. He was taken to the hospital with second and third-degree burns on his lower body.

Connecticut workers injured on the job higher than U.S. average

Workplace injuries are an unfortunate fact of life in Connecticut no matter what kind of job a person does. Being injured on the job can happen in physical jobs where there is inherent danger or in sedentary jobs where there are few expected risks. After being injured on the job, workers must know about workers' compensation claims and how to pursue the maximum in benefits.

Even those who have not been injured on the job should keep track of injuries, illnesses and conditions that stem from the work a person does so they can be cognizant of what dangers they might face. A new report from the federal government states that the number of workplace illnesses and injuries that did not result in a fatality in the state stayed the same from 2016 to 2017. Still, Connecticut maintains a higher rate of incidents than there are, on average, across the nation.

Morning car-pedestrian accident sends man to hospital

In Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut, it is not unusual for people to be in a rush to get to their destination. This can make the roads dangerous not just for drivers, but for pedestrians too. Because pedestrians are essentially at the mercy of vehicles and functioning under the belief that drivers will adhere to traffic laws, be cautious and yield to them, they can suddenly find their entire lives upended by a car-pedestrian accident. Since the aftermath of such a crash can be so damaging, a lawsuit is frequently needed to recover sufficient compensation to cover for all that was lost.

A morning pedestrian accident sent a man to the hospital. The accident happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. According to the investigation, a vehicle was entering a parking lot in the back of what used to be the Connecticut Post. The car was heading west when the crash happened. The driver stayed at the site of the crash and was being cooperative with law enforcement. Later in the day, it was reported that the pedestrian was in stable condition at the hospital. The man still had what was described as serious injuries. The investigation is continuing.

Is there a waiting period for workers' compensation benefits?

When injured on the job, a Connecticut worker might think that he or she can get workers' compensation benefits immediately. Unfortunately, that is not exactly the case. As with any other issue related to workers' compensation benefits, there are laws that dictate when the worker will begin receiving benefits. Understanding the laws regarding workers' compensation claims is important, so workers can understand their rights.

After the injury, the worker cannot receive benefits for partial or total incapacity if the injury does not lead to the worker being incapacitated for more than three days and they could not earn full wages at their normal job. If the incapacitation goes beyond three days but ends before seven days, the workers' compensation benefits will start after three days. If the worker is incapacitated for seven days, the workers' compensation will start from the date at which the injury occurred.

Pedestrian accident injures high schooler exiting parent's car

A pedestrian accident can happen wherever motor vehicles and people are in the same vicinity in Connecticut. Because pedestrians are vulnerable to injuries and death in a crash with a motor vehicle, it is essential to consider the future after the accident has happened. There are certain times when people are in greater jeopardy of a pedestrian accident. One specific time where pedestrians are at risk is in the morning when people are in a rush to get to work and school. This is also a time when deliveries are being made, adding another layer to the danger.

A high school student who was being dropped off at school by her parent was hit by a vehicle that was delivering newspapers. The accident happened not long after 7 a.m. According to the investigation, the 16-year-old female got out of her parent's car when the newspaper delivery driver backed up and hit her. She was caught between the two vehicles. She was taken to the hospital with what were initially said to be serious injuries. It was later said that the injuries were not as bad as they first thought. The delivery was for newspapers to be brought to the school library and the vehicle had backed out the wrong way. The investigation is continuing.

Workers' compensation decision decided in Bridgeport cops' favor

Bridgeport employers are expected to treat their employees fairly in all situations. This is particularly true with workers' compensation cases. These types of cases can be especially prominent when they involve first responders and law enforcement officials employed by the city. This is because the potential for injury in these types of jobs is significant. When the city does not provide the maximum benefits for its workforce, the workers have a right to protest to the state.

More than 100 law enforcement officers who were getting workers' compensation benefits were owed money by the city of Bridgeport. This revelation came in a decision by labor officials in Connecticut. It was said that bad faith was shown against law enforcement. The president of the police officers' union said the officers were not getting the amount they should have gotten after they were injured. It is not yet known the amount the officers will be reimbursed, but some could get thousands. The numbers continue to be calculated.

Calling for legal help after drunk driving accidents is critical

Winter weather conditions and the holiday season can always be a dangerous combination on Connecticut roadways. People are frequently rushing back and forth in general. When the weather is poor and roads are icy and wet, it adds a layer of risk. Then the number of holiday parties people attend with family, friends and at work can lead to many drivers making the unwise decision to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. When there is an auto accident and it is due to a drunk driver, it is imperative for those who were impacted to determine whether they have the right to seek compensation through a legal filing.

Driving under the influence is more than just going beyond the legal limit of alcohol in a person's system. Even a small amount of alcohol can have hinder reactions and lead to drivers making decisions they would ordinarily not make were they completely sober. This can affect not just on another driver in a crash, but it can lead to a pedestrian accident, or a driver running onto the sidewalk and crashing into a busy store, restaurant or residence. People can suffer serious injuries and death as a result.

Hit-and-run bicycle accident injures Connecticut woman

Bicyclists in Connecticut might take all the necessary precautions to remain safe. That includes adhering to the rules of the road, wearing safety equipment and making sure they are fully visible with reflective clothing. However, some drivers will not pay attention to bicyclists around them and will strike a bicyclist. The crash itself is bad enough, but when the driver does not remain at the scene to make sure the rider is safe or to call for help if he or she is not, the situation becomes even more serious.

A 52-year-old woman was hit by a pickup truck as she rode her bicycle in Branford, Connecticut. The vehicle subsequently fled the scene making it a hit-and-run. The woman suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized. The vehicle was eventually found, but it has not yet been reported whether the driver of the truck has been located. The woman suffered severe trauma and a GoFundMe page was started to help her. She had multiple broken bones including a broken neck.

Man working on tree injured on-the-job after fall

Workplace injuries can happen with any kind of job in Connecticut. It can happen to an office worker just as easily as it can a construction worker. However, there is no doubt that some jobs are more dangerous to workers than others. That includes first responders, the previously mentioned construction workers and people stationed at significant heights as they go about their duties. Falls are a common cause of injuries, and those who have been hurt in a fall should know what they might face in the aftermath.

A man working in a tree fell from his bucket and suffered injuries. The accident happened at approximately 9:45 a.m. Emergency crews were called after the man fell and landed on the company truck. He was placed in a basket designed to safely remove him from the top of the truck. They treated him at the scene before taking him to the hospital. His condition was unknown. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident.

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