An injury does not need to occur “at work” in order for it to be the basis of a compensable Workers’ Compensation claim. Workers’ Compensation benefits are appropriate whenever an injury “arises out of and in the course of” a person’s employment. This does not limit where an compensable injury may occur. This means that [...]
UM (uninsured) auto insurance protects you after a Motor Vehicle Accident when the at fault driver does not have insurance. UIM (under insured) protects you when the at fault driver has insurance, but not enough insurance to cover all damages (medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, etc). You expect the at fault driver to [...]
Settlement of a lawsuit involving a client rear-ended while driving on the highway. The client sustained serious injuries to her neck and head. She was ultimately diagnosed with post-concussive syndrome, cognitive impairments, migraines and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). A settlement of $400,000 was agreed upon at mediation.
The phrase “Workers’ Compensation injury” traditionally invokes images of sprained backs and carpel tunnel injuries. While physical injuries such as these may be some of the most commonly occurring types of injuries sustained by workers, they are not the only type of injury that may be covered by a Workers’ Compensation claim. In Connecticut, psychiatric [...]
Injured worker tripped and fell in a storage closet causing injuries to the ankle, knee, hand, shoulder and head. The worker was eventually required to have surgeries on the hand and ankle. She was later diagnosed with major depressive disorder as a result of her physical injuries. The case was eventually settled through joint mediation [...]
Worker injured when a large piece of metal equipment fell from a truck and struck him in the head. He sustained multiple injuries including a concussion and a disc extrusion in the lumbar spine displacing the S1 nerve root. He also fractured several teeth in the incident and was diagnosed with myalgia/myositis. The injured client [...]
Sometimes, listening to a Workers’ Compensation attorney talk about a case can seem like hearing someone speak another language. That is because these cases involve legal phrases and abbreviations specific to Workers’ Compensation law. Here is a guide to some of the most commonly used phrases in Workers’ Compensation cases: TT – temporarily [...]
A State of Connecticut employee was awarded $249,972.03 in retroactively owed State Disability Retirement benefits dating back to her retirement in 2009. The Dodd Law Firm represented her in her application for a non-service connected disability pension.
Nationwide, some users of e-cigarettes have started to develop severe lung injuries likely related to substances inhaled while vaping. Doctors and health officials are unsure of exactly what is causing this increase in lung injuries but suspect that added chemicals found in vaping cartridges might be responsible. In Connecticut, over a dozen people have been [...]
Settlement of a lawsuit involving a rear-end motor vehicle collision caused by a distracted driver. The driver at fault admitted he was using his mounted cell phone immediately before he struck the client's vehicle. The client sustained an injury which required shoulder surgery. Claims for double damages were brought due to the fact that the [...]