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March 2018 Archives

Printing press worker injured on the job when caught in machine

Connecticut workers who are around machinery will be in constant danger of being injured on the job. Cuts, bruises, broken bones, a crush injury, head injuries and more can come about with these incidents. Many might associate these occurrences with factories or construction work. However, it can also happen in a variety of other ways. Regardless of how a worker is hurt, it is critical to understand the importance of workers' compensation and its value to an injured worker and his or her family.

What if there is retaliation for a workers' compensation filing?

When a Connecticut worker is injured on the job, workers' compensation benefits can provide for medical care, lost time on the job and more. If the worker is covered by workers' compensation, there should not be an issue with the employer retaliating against the worker for exercising his or her rights to receive benefits. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens. People who are confronted with discharge or discrimination because they have filed for workers' compensation should know their rights and take steps to protect themselves with help from an attorney.

New study shows high number of pedestrian accidents

Pedestrians in Connecticut should be cautious when they are crossing streets, walking on sidewalks, jogging or doing anything where there are vehicles. It is unfortunate that even the most careful people will still suffer serious injuries and death in a pedestrian accident. Research is common to analyze these accidents to determine their cause and find strategies to reduce their frequency. This research can be important for those who have been in a pedestrian accident or the families of those who died in a fatal pedestrian accident as it can be beneficial toward a legal filing.

Fatal pedestrian accident kills man in Connecticut

Crossing the street in Connecticut should be a safe and simple activity with very little danger to the pedestrian. This would be true if all vehicles adhered to the rules of the road regarding speed, right of way, stopping at traffic lights and other basic requirements under the law. Unfortunately, pedestrians are notoriously vulnerable to the recklessness of vehicles and, even if they are crossing in the intersection, can be hit, injured and killed. After pedestrian accidents, the aftermath can be problematic in myriad ways. Those who have been injured in a pedestrian accident or lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident must know their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

How does workers' compensation address disfigurement and scars?

For Connecticut workers who are injured on the job, some of the injuries they suffer will go beyond broken bones, torn ligaments, back injuries and similar issues. Some will be disfigured or scarred and have the aftereffects of the accident or condition marked on their body for all to see. While people who have been injured or have a condition from their work will be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, many might not be aware that there could be extra compensation awarded if there are scars or disfigurement. Knowing how this is awarded and certain facts regarding the dates at which the injuries occurred is imperative to applying for and getting additional benefits.

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