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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.

What is an Informal Hearing for workers' compensation?

Connecticut workers who are injured on the job or suffer an issue that prevents them from working can seek workers' compensation benefits. Often, these cases are undisputed and there is no hindrance to the worker receiving workers' compensation. However, there are some cases in which there is a disagreement that prevent a worker from getting the benefits immediately. This does not mean they will not get their benefits, but they will need to go through the hearing process before receiving them. The first step toward settling a disputed case is through an Informal Hearing.

Does being released for light duty affect workers' compensation?

When a Connecticut worker is injured on the job and is temporarily unable to work, the time might eventually come when he or she can work again. In some instances, the only kind of work the person can do is "light duty" or "restricted" duty. When this happens, there are certain suggestions that the Workers' Compensation Commission will make to the worker to ensure that the available workers' compensation benefits can still be received.

Law enforcement officers being injured on the job in car accident

When the topic of workers' compensation and a person who was injured on the job in Connecticut is discussed, there is a perception that it happens in physical labor, construction, with people around heavy machinery and in these types of circumstances. The reality is that a work accident can happen in any kind of job and people who are injured have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits regardless of the type of work they do. That includes first responders.

Can workers' compensation restart if a relapse or injuries recur?

For Connecticut workers who suffer a workplace accident injury or have an occupational disease, workers' compensation benefits are in place to provide for them while they cannot work. Some cannot get back on the job, but some can. Many are eventually able and willing to try to get back to work. However, recurrence or relapse is a potential problem and a lingering concern. Fortunately, the law accounts for this possibility.

How does workers' compensation cover medical expenses?

Connecticut workers who are injured on the job or who suffered an illness or condition because of their work, can seek workers' compensation benefits. A common concern that these workers have surrounds their medical expenses and how they are paid. As such, understanding how workers' compensation benefits are paid with these issues is key.

What is an OSHA investigation?

When a workplace accident has resulted in death or injury, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may be involved in investigating the incident. If you have been involved in a workplace accident, you may wonder what an OSHA investigation entails and what an employer investigation might look like? Employers are encouraged to investigate workplace accidents. OSHA notes that nearly all workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses are preventable and uses the term incident to refer to preventable workplace accidents.

Helping you recover workers' comp following a work accident

Although accidents do happen, most workers in Connecticut and elsewhere do not expect to suffer tremendously because of a workplace accident. However, employees across the nation are victims of workplace injuries each and every day. While some of these injuries are minor and require little to no medical attention, others are severe and even debilitating. Thus, when an accident occurs in the work environment, injured workers not only need to understand the seriousness of their situation but also their rights and options when it comes to recovering compensation.

Overexertion while lifting: a major cause of workplace accidents

The workplace can be viewed as many things, but most do not consider it a place where their health and well-being is at danger. Unfortunately, even in work environments that do not have apparent risks and dangers could be the cause of an employee's injury or illness. Thus, it is important to be aware of these sometimes hidden risks, how to protect yourself, and what could be done if you fall victim to a workplace accident or work-related illness.

Work injuries and illnesses resulting from heat exposure

Especially during the summer, employees in Connecticut are required to work in hot environments. Whether it is outside in the sun and summer heat, or indoors in a factory or plant near hot equipment or material, workers could suffer serious injuries and illnesses from heat exposure. Such a situation could pose significant health risks for an individual, making it important for employees to understand what rights they are afforded in the event that they are injured on the job.

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