Workers' compensation is meant to pay the medical expenses and lost wages a worker incurs due to a work-related illness or injury. It is a no-fault system of insurance, but it is an exclusive remedy, meaning that workers who are injured or become ill on the job are prohibited from suing their employer. There are a variety of benefits a worker may receive through Connecticut's workers' compensation system.
We all hope that our loved ones will live to an old age, and when they do pass away, that it is peaceful. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many in Connecticut. A car accident, an act of medical malpractice or other careless or negligent acts sometimes steal a loved one away from them much too soon. Death is not easy to deal with, but it is even more difficult when your loved one died due to another person's poor choices.
Summer is a prime season for celebrations across Connecticut. Starting with Memorial Day, leading up to the Fourth of July and ending with Labor Day, not to mention graduation parties and weddings, it may seem like there is always a reason to throw a party during the summer months. Many people at parties will drink alcohol as part of the celebration. Unfortunately, this also means many people will make the irresponsible and dangerous decision to drive drunk.
Now that summer is here, drivers in Connecticut may notice more people walking than during the colder winter months. However, being a pedestrian is not always safe. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, nearly 6,000 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic accidents across the nation. A year earlier, nearly 129,000 pedestrians received treatment at a hospital for non-fatal injuries suffered in auto-pedestrian accidents. These statistics highlight just how serious the issue of pedestrian accidents is in the U.S.