When most people in Bridgeport think about workers' compensation, they usually think of someone getting hurt in the course of his or her work. Whether it is a construction worker falling off scaffolding or someone developing back problems from lifting a box of copy paper, workers' compensation provides an important protection to employees in Connecticut who are hurt on the job. Workers' compensation, however, also protects employees who are hurt in freak accidents while on an employer's property or during the course of the work day.
It is fairly safe to say that people in Connecticut are fairly dependent on gas and oil. These are two of our most common fuels and it is no wonder that the industry is booming. While there are more and more people working in the field, there has also been an increase in the number of fatal workplace accidents happening in the industry, too. Because there are considerable risks in the oil and gas industry, it also means there is the potential for very serious injuries.