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Work zone crash sends worker to hospital

Paying attention to changing road conditions and traffic signals is essential to ensure safe roadways for everybody on them, whether they are motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians or workers. Failure to pay attention to construction zones, slow down when needed or merge lanes in a timely manner can seriously injure or even cause a worker's death when all he or she is trying to do is earn a living.

How does employee classification affect workers' comp?

When a Connecticut resident becomes injured during the course of his or her employment, they likely face medical bills that are difficult to cover. They may also have to take time off from work to recuperate from their injuries, which means they end up losing wages at the time they likely need it the most. Though workers' compensation insurance covers most injuries and illnesses caused by work-accidents, these benefits are only available to those who are employees, not independent contractors.

Understanding loss of companionship damages

Auto accidents, slip and fall incidents, surgical and medical mistakes and workplace accidents can cause injuries and deaths that can forever alter the lives of victims and their family members. When, for example, a spouse is injured in a car accident, that spouse may no longer be able to return to work and provide financial support for the family. As has been mentioned in previous posts here, those costs can be recovered through a civil lawsuit. However, spouses provide more than monetary support-what about the love, support and encouragement that will now be missing because of their injuries? This "loss of companionship" may also be included as part of a claim.

OSHA investigates work accident that killed one person

While every job has its inherent risks, some jobs are more hazardous than others. For example, a construction site may pose more dangers, as heavy machinery is being operated and heavy items are being moved around. Connecticut residents working hard to make ends meet may not even be aware of the dangers associated with their work, but it is an employer's task to make sure they are both adequately warned about them and trained for them. When employers neglect to do so, it might result in an unsafe working environment that puts workers at more risk than they would have been in otherwise.

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