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What are the costs of hospital services?


Connecticut's workers' compensation provides for employer liability for hospital care for injuries. However, courts have to determine whether hospital rates are based upon whether rates are contingent on what the hospital's actual costs to provide medical services or on the hospital's published rates that it is required to charge any payer under state law.

Are car owners responsible for accidents?


Connecticut holds negligent or reckless drivers financially responsible for injuries caused to victims of car accidents. However, a party who was not in the driver's seat or even the car during the crash may also be held liable for these accidents.

Connecticut lost 276 in traffic deaths


According to a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration report, the number of traffic fatalities in Connecticut rose in 2013, which did not reflect the national trend. The national figures, while dropping, are still alarming.

Workplace bullying a serious problem


Connecticut, like other states and the federal government, does not have a law that specifically prohibits workplace bullying. The United States is alone among western democracies by not having this type of legal prohibition. Healthy Workplace legislation has been introduced in several states to fight this problem.

What is the liability for falling asleep while driving?

A fatigued driver takes a risk when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. This recklessness may be a mortal danger to other motorists and passengers and the driver. Connecticut holds this driver liable for car accidents through statutory negligence.

Connecticut suffered 26 work fatalities in 2013


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a preliminary report in September finding that Connecticut had 26 workplace deaths in 2013. This was a decrease from the 36 reported in 2012. The United States suffered 4,405 fatal workplace injuries for 2013. These statistics demonstrate that Connecticut workers' compensation is essential.

Occupational illness rates highest for Connecticut workers


A new study issued by the University of Connecticut claims that Connecticut workers suffer more occupational illnesses at a rate that is higher than the national average. This study demonstrates the importance of the award of workers' compensation to workers in the state who suffer long-term illness from their occupations.

Drunk driving victims deserve justice


In 2012, Connecticut suffered 85 drunk driving fatalities in which the driver's blood alcohol content was between 0.08 and 0.15, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. In the United States, according to the NHTSA, in 2012 a fatality due to a drunk driving accident occurred every 51 minutes. Victims of this reckless, dangerous and illegal act and their families require assistance to obtain compensation that they deserve for losses suffered from a drunk driver.

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